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Police break up camps in LA, Philadelphia

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Workers cleaned up the aftermath of Occupy Los Angeles. Police raided the camp and arrested about 300 people early yesterday. Workers cleaned up the aftermath of Occupy Los Angeles. Police raided the camp and arrested about 300 people early yesterday. (Gus ruelas/associated press)
By Jennifer Medina
New York Times / December 1, 2011
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The police broke up large Occupy encampments in Los Angeles and Philadelphia early yesterday, arresting hundreds of protesters who had been camped out for the past two months and who had remained in public squares beyond city-mandated deadlines this week. Around 12:30 a.m. in Los Angeles, scores of police officers raided the Occupy camp that had been set up in a park outside City Hall, leading most of the protesters to scramble from their tents and gather in large groups in the surrounding streets.

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