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200 arrested after 1,400 cops flood Occupy LA

An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Many Occupy Los Angeles demonstrators wore gas masks and other protective gear in case the raid escalated.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
LAPD officers checked tents for occupants and then dismantled them during the late night raid on Occupy Los Angeles.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An LAPD officer led an arrested protester to buses that were waiting to transfer detainees. Police arrested 200 protesters.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An Occupy Los Angeles protester stood within the police cordon as the LAPD announced an unlawful assembly and prepared to arrest demonstrators.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Occupy Los Angeles supporters watched the raid unfold on television through the window of a bail bonds office in Downtown.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An Occupy Los Angeles hula hooped in the plaza as she was surrounded by police officers in riot gear.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An LAPD officer stands in the center of City Hall park. More than 1,400 personnel took part in the raid.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Jordan Robertson of Orange County lit a candle in the middle of the intersection of First and Main streets on Tuesday evening.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An Occupy Los Angeles supporter meditated at the corner of First and Main streets in the hours before the police raid began.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Protesters in the Occupy LA encampment on the south lawn of City Hall watch fireworks shot off from within the camp.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
An Occupy Los Angeles protester lay in the middle of First Street as he waited for police to arrive and the raid to begin.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
A pair Occupy Los Angeles shared an intimate moment shortly before police swarmed into the plaza.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Some LAPD officers wore biohazard suits during the raid as they searched and began to dismantle the Occupy tents.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
LAPD officers watched the raid from a vantage point on top of City Hall.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
LAPD officers arrested an Occupy Los Angeles demonstrator who had planned to act as a medic.
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An LAPD officer threatened a demonstrator as police swarmed the plaza and encircled the protesters.
Los Angeles Police Department officers wait on a bus to transport them to the Occupy LA encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall to evict protesters on November 29, 2011 in Los Angeles California. Protesters remain 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 will be closed as of 12:01 am November 28th.
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Los Angeles police cleared the nearly two-month old Occupy L.A. encampment Tuesday night – emerging from City Hall and surrounding streets, arresting protesters who refused to move, and dismantling the remaining tents and structures. Follow our live blog of the continuing events here.