BBC News - Occupy Wall Street: New York police clearing protest
Once the pre-text was created elsewhere, it has snowballed to all other districts. Mainstream reporting on the NYC clearing is scant at best. I had to go to the BBC to find out the details. It turns out that the subway and bridges are shut down at this time to prevent an influx of people, as the OWS organizers have put out a rallying call to resist. That's probably not such a good idea.Police in New York have launched a pre-dawn operation to clear the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park.
The city mayor's office said on Twitter that the protesters should "temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps" but could return once the park was clear.
Occupy Wall Street was set up in September to protests against economic inequality and had been followed by dozens of protests around the world.
A camp in Oakland, California was cleared overnight on Monday.
At least they are allowed to return to protest in a non-camping capacity. I hope they are more organized next time. I just dread to think what is going on there right now.