Los Angeles moved to evict Occupy protesters from the park outside its City Hall last night, which the occupiers had been calling "Solidarity Park." More than a thousand cops in riot gear arrested 200 people and dismantled tents. According to reports, the eviction was mostly peaceful. The last holdouts were three guys up in a tree.
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, about 50 protesters were arrested overnight as the city evicted them from their encampment outside City Hall. Many protesters actually marched elsewhere instead of facing arrest, unusual for Occupy protests. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that they engaged in a "chaotic night of cat-and-mouse that ended before daylight" with police.More »