1. PROTESTS

    Occupy L.A. Leaves 30 Tons of Debris

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30:  Debris and belongings of Occupy Los Angeles remain in the empty encampment at City Hall following the Los Angeles Police Department raid on November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Protesters remained on the City Hall lawn despite a deadline, set by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to dismantle their campsite and leave the park which the city declared closed as of 12:01 am November 28th.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    What’s left when the protests end? Garbage—and lots of it—in the case of Occupy L.A. Police need to clean up 30 tons of debris after evicting the group Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Much of the garbage is personal belongings: books, CDs, mattresses, hygienic products. Still, workers wore hazmat suits to clean it up. The material will be sent to a nearby landfill.

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