The Madeleine Brand Show for November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters kicked out of Zuccotti Park

Occupy Wall Street Camp In Zuccotti Park Cleared By NYPD Over Night

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Occupy Wall Street protesters and police stand outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters from the park early in the morning on Nov. 15, 2011, in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon.

In New York Tuesday morning at 1 a.m., police raided Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of anti-Wall Street protests, and arrested some 200 demonstrators. After the park was cleared, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a news conference saying protesters could no longer occupy the park with tents. A judge has issued a temporary restraining order which allows protestors to return to the park and set up their tents again. This city is challenging that order and a hearing is scheduled this hour. Brian Stelter of The New York Times joins Madeleine with an update.


Brian Stelter, reporter for The New York Times.

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