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A member of the Occupy L.A. movement is arrested by Los Angeles police officers on Broadway during an impromptu march through the streets of downtown on Dec. 3, 2011. Police were trying to keep the protesters on the sidewalk and the crowd erupted after a pair of occupiers were arrested. The march started at Pershing Square, proceeded to the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and finally to the Men's Central Jail where occupiers, who were arrested, were taken.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Occupy L.A. movement rally in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2011. The march started at Pershing Square, proceeded to the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and finally to the Men's Central Jail where occupiers, who were arrested, were taken.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles police officer looks at the sign of a member of the Occupy L.A. movement while a group of occupiers rally in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A group of about 100 protesters stood outside the Inmate Reception Center Public Lobby at Twin Towers in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2011. They chanted and yelled at police. A line of LAPD wearing helmets and holding batons stood in front of the door, which was later chained closed on the inside.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Occupy L.A. movement face off with Los Angeles police officers on Broadway during an impromptu march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Singer and activist Tom Morello performs for a crowd of Occupy L.A. supporters on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday night. The group gathered downtown at Pershing Square and marched to the steps of City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers stand in a line around the north steps of City Hall as Occupy L.A. activists hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A crush of Occupy L.A. marchers gathered next to the fence erected around City Hall as they walked along Spring Street on Wednesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Danny, an art student from Long Beach, holds up a sign he made while supporting Occupy L.A. at Pershing Square in downtown on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Sanitation worker Gino Rodriguez sweeps the steps on the south side of City Hall. Early Wednesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officers cleared Occupy L.A. participants from the park. No tear gas was used in the shutdown of what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp. More than 200 people were arrested in the operation that involved 1,400 officers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Sanitation worker Gino Ramirez starts the daunting tasks of clearing all the debris left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters after Los Angeles police successfully cleared out the camp at City Hall early Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

By dawn, dozens of Occupy Los Angeles protesters took refuge at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church following an LAPD raid on their encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Following an LAPD raid on their encampment at City Hall, Occupy L.A. protesters get some sleep at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester near the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, right, and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck survey the park after members of Occupy L.A. were successfully cleared out of their camp at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters lock arms as a helicopter lights up the crowd in preparation for clearing out the encampment at LA City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester as they clear out the camp at City Hall. The LAPD managed to avoid fierce confrontations that marred sweeps in Oakland and New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Fabiola Felix and Richard Lopez embrace minutes before the LAPD crackdown on the encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator faces off with LAPD officers at the corner of First and Los Angeles streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers surround demonstrators as they raid the Occupy L.A, encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester near the encampment at City Hall early Wednesday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles police confront Occupy L.A. protesters at the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester near the encampment at City Hall early Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester lies on the sidewalk after being arrested at the intersection of 1st Street and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest a woman early Wednesday morning as protesters were cleared from the Occupy L.A. encampment area around City Hall in downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers move in on protesters early Wednesday morning as they cleared people from the Occupy L.A. encampment area around City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester holds a flower as Los Angeles police move into the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A lone demonstrator waits to be arrested as hundreds of LAPD officers disperse a crowd who spilled out of the Occupy L.A. encampment during an early morning police sweep.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester is arrested by Los Angeles police at the encampment at L.A. City Hall on early Wednesday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Police wearing protective suits arrest a protester at 1st and Spring Streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

A protester stands his ground just before police moved in at 1st Street and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers march down Spring Street in a show of force as they surround Occupy LA. protesters and give them a warning to leave or be arrested.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest a man early Wednesday morning as protesters were cleared from the Occupy L.A. encampment area around City Hall in downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Officers in hazmat suits walk along 1st Street before entering the Occupy L.A. encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters light candles early Wednesday as police officers begin to move in on their camp surrounding City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Fabiola Felix and Richard Lopez embrace minutes before the LAPD crackdown on the Occupy L.A. encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing riot gear march to the Occupy L.A. encampment at City Hall early Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters link arms as the LAPD moves into the encampment at LA city hall on Tuesday night

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters confront a police line Tuesday night on Broadway at 1st Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Melissa Balin from Los Angeles yells at LAPD officers near the Occupy L.A. encampment in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters join arms Tuesday night in downtown Los Angeles ahead of a potential showdown with LAPD officers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A couple kiss Tuesday night at the Occupy L.A. camp before the LAPD came in and cleared out the tent city around City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters set up a trash can barricade outside L.A. City Hall on Tuesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Police stand at the ready to move in on 1st street and Broadway to remove all protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester lies in the street in preparation for the LAPD coming in and clearing out the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers board buses at Dodger Stadium en route to downtown Los Angeles for a potential showdown with Occupy L.A. protesters Tuesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester reads a newspaper while wearing a gas mask at L.A. City Hall on Tuesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck watches officers assemble before boarding buses at Dodger Stadium en route to downtown Los Angeles for a showdown with Occupy L.A. protesters Tuesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Protesters sit on the steps at City Hall at the Occupy L.A. encampment before the anticipated raid by police Tuesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A man giving only his first name of Shane stands atop a structure built into several palm trees at the base of L.A. City Hall, where the Occupy L.A. movement continued its encampment Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protestors set up a trash can barricade in preparation for the LAPD possibly coming in and clearing out the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Mike Oren flashes a peace sign as he and fellow Occupy L.A. protestors address the Los Angeles City Council meeting Nov. 29.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protestors address the Los Angeles City Council meeting Nov. 29. with their concerns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Justin David Serotko sweeps the steps at City Hall as the effort to evict Occupy L.A. campers drags on, prompting some critics to say the standoff is hurting the city's credibility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Police officers keep an eye on the Occupy L.A. campers on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn more than 30 hours after the deadline to leave had passed Nov. 29, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A sign on one of the tents sums up the feelings of many of the Occupy L.A. campers on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The Occupy L.A. camp is quiet almost 24-hours after the deadline to vacate the park at city hall in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A dog in a baby stroller guards the signs in the Occupy LA camp almost 24 hours after the deadline to vacate the park at City Hall in Los Angeles late Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

All is quiet in the Occupy LA camp almost 24-hours after the deadline to vacate the park at City Hall in Los Angeles late Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An LAPD helicopter flies over the Occupy LA camp almost 24 hours after the deadline to vacate the park around City Hall in Los Angeles late Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

One of the Occupy LA protesters sleeps next a portrait of Mohandas Gandhi in the camp almost 24-hours after the deadline to vacate the park around City Hall on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Just after daybreak, Howard Gerber from Occupy San Diego stops to share his thoughts while staying several nights at the Occupy L.A. camp at the Los Angeles City Hall park Nov. 29, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Sam Younghans of Glendale dressed as Santa Claus as he joined Occupy L.A. protesters Monday on the steps at Los Angeles City Hall..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protester Shane stands in a treehouse built in palm trees outside Los Angeles City Hall. Shane said he thought the mayor might look out his office and see him, but he admitted that he did not know the location of the mayor's office.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters line up for free pizza Monday afternoon at their Los Angeles City Hall encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters, from left, Juan Alacala, Yaqui Stillwater and Giovanni Giusti chant in front of City Hall on Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Union supporters join Occupy L.A. protesters at a news conference Monday to show their backing of the Los Angeles City Hall encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Bobby Lopez and Hope Johnson sit on the stairs at Los Angeles City Hall, wondering about their next move after city officials ordered hundreds of protesters to disband their encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Yaqui Stillwater, who says he has been at the Occupy L.A. camp for four weeks, cries out as supporters congregate Monday morning around the south steps of City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Police Department officers count tents Monday morning at the Occupy L.A. site at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

There were fewer tents Monday morning on the north lawn of Los Angeles City Hall as Occupy L.A. supporters congregated around City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

One member of Occupy L.A. sleeps in a chair as the number of tents dwindle outside City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Yaqui Stillwater, left, and Giovanni Giusti chant in front of L.A. City Hall on Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A man sleeps on the ground Monday morning as Occupy L.A. supporters congregate around Los Angeles City Hall after facing off with police in the predawn hours. Activists continued to occupy the site despite orders to vacate at midnight Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A number of tents remained Monday morning on the south side of Los Angeles City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

On the ground and surrounded by rubbish, an Occupy L.A. protester rests alongside City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters link arms around what they had vowed would be the symbolic "last tent" had police decided to clear the camp around City Hall as many expected to happen Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters return to City Hall Park to rest after a long night of protesting their anticipated eviction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A sign reminds people that a police raid many thought was eminent never materialized Monday morning and the area around City Hall is still flooded with people and tents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester gives a croissant to John Pulskamp, right, who drove in from Northen California to show his support.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A protester naps on the City Hall grounds after police had earlier surrounded the area in a move that many thought would culminate in the removal of the Occupy L.A. encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protester John Smith cheers with other protesters as it becomes clear they will be able to stay in their camp on the lawn of City Hall after a midnight deadline passed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester climbs atop a traffic signal at the corner of 1st and Main streets while other protesters surge into the streets and LAPD officers gather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. participants take part in a dance circle while waiting for the clock to strike midnight. After nearly two months of camping on the lawn of City Hall, the LAPD notified the protesters that their encampment was officially illegal as of Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters and supporters surround a symbolic "last tent" in anticipation of a raid on the camp that did not come.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. participants gather in front of City Hall in anticipation of a possible LAPD raid Sunday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers form a skirmish line at the corner of 1st and Main streets at 5 a.m. and announce they will arrest protesters who were blocking streets near the Occupy L.A. camp at Los Angeles City Hall. A few protesters who refused to leave the street were arrested.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protestor reads a Stephen King novel in front of a line of police officers at 1st and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Police in helmets and face shields with batons drawn blocks a downtown intersection near City Hall early Monday morning, blocking a group of Occupy L.A. protesters who had swarmed onto the street and vowed to stand their ground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester yells at an LAPD officer near City Hall early Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

November 28, 2011: Occupy L.A. protesters confront police along 2nd Street in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Protesters gather at 1st and Spring Streets in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

The Occupy L.A. protesters move along First Street near City Hall on Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers form a line at 1st and Broadway to keep control of Occupy L.A. protesters early Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

LAPD police officers move into position on First and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Occupy L.A. protesters hold signs as they walk along First Street near City Hall on Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers talk with an Occupy L.A. protester just a few hours before the midnight deadline for the occupiers to pack up their tents and vacate the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

In anticipation of a possible midnight raid, Occupy L.A protesters crowd the front of City Hall for an assembly in which speakers urged protesters to, "not be intimidated."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

A protester carries her belongings past City Hall just a few hours before the midnight deadline set for Occupy L.A. to vacate the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A protester's shadow and message appear on Los Angeles City Hall as the deadline to leave the encampment approached.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Protesters read the 1st Amendment inside the Los Angeles Police Department building across the street from L.A. City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester leaves the LAPD building after reading the 1st Amendment inside.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. protester carries masks on both arms hours before the deadline to leave the Los Angeles City Hall lawn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Occupiers Corey Axt, left, and Sheila Nicholls load a car as they prepare to face eviction at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

LAPD officers walk through the sea of tents from Occupy L.A. protesters in front of city hall just a few hours before the midnight deadline for the occupiers to pack up their tents and vacate the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Pat Norris, left, and friend Kevin Maloney, both 25 and from Portland, pack up their belongings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Steve Phillips, a truck driver from Hollywood, holds out open hands while listening to L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl answer questions from protesters as they prepare to face eviction on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Caryl Crahan of Santa Barbara, left, stops by City Hall to chat with occupiers and supporters of Occupy L.A. while on her way to see the LA Philharmonic on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A protester holds a candle as police clear demonstrators from the Bank of America Plaza on Bunker Hill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers line Hope Street downtown as demonstrators are cleared from the Bank of America Plaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A man is arrested after coming up behind the police line during a protest in front of the Bank of America Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Protesters sit with locked arms in front of approaching riot police in front of the Bank of America Center. The plaza was occupied for several hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers march down Spring Street in a show of force as they surround Occupy L.A. encampment to warn protesters to leave or be arrested.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Police officers line Hope Street in downtown L.A. as Occupy L.A. protesters are removed from Bank of America Plaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

An Occupy L.A. making a statement in anticipation a move by the Los Angeles Police Department to clear out the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A political message left on the lawn at L.A. City Hall after police removed the Occupy L.A. encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Debris left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters litters the City Hall lawn the morning after police raided their encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Police arrest about two dozen protesters after blocked traffic on Figueroa Street in November as part of a demonstration organized by labor unions and community groups in conjunction with Occupy L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters at Los Angeles City Hall in November 2011 shortly before police stormed their encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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LAPD officers swarmed the Occupy L.A. encampment  early Wednesday morning to disperse the protesters and dismantle tents.

The majority of the 292 protesters were taken into custody for failing to leave a City Hall park after police issued a dispersal order early Wednesday, city officials said. A smaller number also were cited for resisting arrest.

Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment –- everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months.

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17 Comments

  1. November 28, 2011, 1:36 pm

    Is this where the police are needed?

    By: Svein Magnussen
  2. November 28, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Is this guy chanting he wants my money? Sure soes not look like a Tea Party guy. Maybe if he saw this picture he could see how stupid he looked and that's why he can't get a job. Although my bet is that he does not want a job anyway. He just wants "Obama Money"

    By: fed
  3. November 28, 2011, 6:29 pm

    fed, my friend is chanting unto Creator and the sacred fire that we all are. You have been completely misinformed about not only the intents of those in this movement, but perhaps also about the point of life. Judging only by this comment, I would say that my friend is more alive than you have ever been. Wake up. Awaken. Evolve. Love.

    By: korakaos
  4. November 30, 2011, 1:10 am

    It should be "OCCUPY CONGRESS" (forget "Wall Street"- go to the source
    guys). The FED and it's cartel of banks are no different then the
    cartel of Drug Rings in Mexico. The FED prints the money ("Out of
    nowhere"), and OUR lovely Congress (which of course has been BOUGHT by
    special interests for a long time) then puts the taxpayers (the
    people, YOU/me, i.e. main street on the hook)… And for what?… for
    the forthcoming "Hyper Inflation" baby. You think it's bad now? WAIT.
    A until a gallon of milk is $15.00. It's coming! You'll be looking for
    two jobs to pay for your tent rent. You CAN'T inject trillions of
    worthless paper into the system forever. Schiff is right, Interest
    Rates need to be higher… Oh!, and wait- They will. The housing
    market is going nowhere.

    You can't finance multiple "So Called Wars" on a Credit Card without
    eventually paying the piper… and with that- Here we are folks! The
    U.S. Military has become and IS the "Private Police Force" for the
    "Nation Building" policies that our government has initiated in the
    name of preserving our so called "Way of Life" (Big Oil, Bank Cartels,
    Freeways, Cars, and Big Industry, and the likes of Exxon…). It is
    Congress and the President(s) giving the go ahead to print the
    worthless paper money to finance the sphere of Global influence. It's
    been going on for a long time. Why do you think others Nations hate
    us. No-Brainer- Duh?

    YOU WANT CHANGE? Then start with "Occupying The Government (Congress).
    It starts there! The man (Schiff) is RIGHT. March on Washington! It is
    our "Bloated Government" covertly influenced by the "FED Cartel of
    Banks" that has sold it's own people out…and it is NOT over by a
    long shot. They (our Congress) can't even agree to mandate a required
    "Balanced Budget" as a LAW! Why is it that our own Government cannot
    accept the responsibility in an effort to put the fiscal house in
    order? As "Henley"said… "Before This Binge Is Over, We've Got to
    Sneak Off One More Hit"… Their Workn' It! And so they have been.

    If you want to buy an iPhone or a new PC at a reasonable price… then
    know that the company making the device is competing in a "Global
    Competitive Market" (that is not nor ever will be equal)… Everybody
    wants a piece of the pie. External forces outside our borders (how
    about China, I think it qualifies?) that cannot be controlled by us
    (or our so called government- Hello?). If a worker in China will work
    for two dollars a day, and you want twelve bucks an hour (plus
    benefits, SS, Medicare, Retirement, minimum wage, etc.$$$); Well, GOOD
    LUCK! Your job just got "Out-Sourced" to those that are used to a lot
    less (Wake up America, It's OVER). Of course if you don't mind paying
    $1,200 for your iPhone… we could hire only American workers and keep
    all the employment here (doubt the company would be in business too
    long… there goes the Jobs, no, there went the Jobs). I don't think
    Apple would be able to compete with Samsung delivering comparable
    technology for one third the price. It's a Global Economy… Get used
    to it. It's NOT "Capitalism"; It's a world (Not just the USA) that has
    caught up with the way things are. We've been sleeping….zzzzzz

    *Explain to your children why the "so called Richest Nation on Earth"
    OWES TRILLIONS to the most populous Communist country in the world? It
    wasn't the average American citizen whom made this happen- It's the
    factions of a bloated corrupt government- the Politicians baby. The
    two party system will never facilitate (or allow) anything beneficial
    to ever get done. We need a new party- One for the people. Change,
    what Change… Obama put as many Wall Street cronies in his cabinet as
    any other president. Why, he's not running the country- The Cartel is.
    Change Congress, limit their terms; After their elected term is
    over… They should be looking for a job just like you and me (if they
    can find one… and NO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS) No paychecks for the
    rest of their life after their term is up… No health care any
    different than what the people can get.

    WANT CHANGE? Start with Congress and the velvet bubble of the White House.

    By: 1800news@gmail.com
  5. November 30, 2011, 7:12 am

    Sit in a drum circle and sing kumbaya.
    Don't bathe. Don't work. Don't contribute anything but expect everything.
    The squatters are losers.

    By: ImNoDhimmi
  6. November 30, 2011, 7:18 am

    Ineptocracy (in-ept-o-cra-cy) – A system of government where the Least Capable to Lead are elected by the Least Capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the Confiscated Wealth of a diminishing number of Producers. What Occupiers want us to "EVOLVE" into…Not on my watch!

    By: PatriotMom
  7. November 30, 2011, 8:08 am

    Meanwhile, Police across the nation get their cut from the real criminals, drug dealers, and human traffickers to look the other way while take care of a few peaceful protestors. Why else would this be happening? the real criminals throught the cities rob, cheat, and kill America while Police distract themsleves with easy work. Why actually do anything your paid for, right? Nice use of tax dollars, America, you just turned your Police force into that which they were hired to fight.

    By: Anoki
  8. November 30, 2011, 6:50 pm

    who's occupied now :)

    By: kerstalis@yahoo.com
  9. November 30, 2011, 11:09 pm

    Dirty scumbags have no idea what they are protesting. Why don't you go camp out @ Obozo's White House and Congress as that is where the real problems are. You show your stupidity by destroying the area with tons of human waste, no message, and costing the city $1MM, and we should listen to you filthy hippies? Wash up and go protest Obozo, that's the problem.

    By: nagaco@gmail.com
  10. December 1, 2011, 4:59 am

    What a great description of the rabble that makes up the Occupy "Movement" . Well played, Patriot Mom.

    By: BuddyP
  11. December 2, 2011, 3:28 pm

    I am the man in the photo. I am not dirty. I do not want your money. For much of the OccupyLA protests I stayed out. I had not been well enough informed of their issues or grievances to warrant adding my voice to theirs. My decision to stay out of the fray quickly changed when I learned of the limiting of press coverage via the “LAPD Press pool”. The mere idea of a “press pool” runs so ignorant of the Constitution I would hold my citizenship cheap were I not to stand up. I challenge anyone who believes the Occupy movement to be scattershot, or worse, in vain, to take time out of your day to get the opinions and thoughts of those actually fighting for your rights. You can do this by simply going to Occupywallst.org. Though I warn you your own opinions might be *gasp* challenged. I fear after reading some of the comments on this board, many of you may not be up to such a perilous task. I still am not 100% in agreement with the Occupy movement as it is made up of many voices and many ideals not all dovetailing with my own. But such is the beauty of the Occupy movement, such is the beauty of a constitution which allows it. You can disagree and still be heard. Democracy Now! Brian Allen

    By: Brian Allen
  12. December 3, 2011, 9:17 am

    AhmadiNejad, Please
    Save Occupiers!
    US Politicians R Robbing us blind;
    Financially, Constitutionally & our Votes!

    By: wwwwwtc266@yahoo.com
  13. December 3, 2011, 10:05 pm

    i work everyday as you do, i pay taxes everyday (and yearly) as you do, I vote as you do (though it gets us nowhere anymore), yet I still sit in drum circles, i sing my praise to Jah (to you its kumbaya), I do shower (with organic items, sure you use the most expensive because of the name). Trust, there are many things you can judge but to think you know every single person thats down there and to assume ALL are deadbeats, just goes to show you have no clue inside the box you live in.

    By: hippysoul
  14. December 4, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Sit in your armchair and watch mainstream news.
    Don't question. Don't vote. Don't contribute anything to your government but ignore everything.
    The 99% are winners.

    By: Solidarityforever
  15. December 11, 2011, 11:03 pm

  16. February 7, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Honestly, I want to support what these guys are doing but all I see here are a bunch of hippies wanting some attention.

    I don’t see any documentation, proposals, financial analyses, or solid economic arguments.

    I mean, what the heck do you really expect from all this? Attention and awareness? You’ve taken your 5-minutes of fame and thrown it away on showing badly written posters.

    You had so much potential, but are only capable of sleeping on the floor and hitting some drums when it came time to shine.

    You guys are a disappointment.

    By: justaguy
  17. April 14, 2012, 7:35 am

    So we should expect you to be up there this next time, with your treatise on how to get everything solved? How dare all of you smug armchair commentators hate on people for, at the very least, changing up the landscape a bit – making corruption in private and public spectrum the central focus. We can't depend on the news to have much attention span for anything – hell, they never get anything done anymore – they're just looking for the next best story, but as long as you are entertained, 'justaguy', you'll let them tell you exactly how to live your life. Then, some folks come along who want to change things. You just watch on, don't do anything yourself, and then say "hmmph, saw that coming" when you see they get put down and quashed. Then you find time to put down that fast food you so easily consume, to write some "i'm disappointed, where were your economic charts?" b.s. SO easy for you to do, isn't it. It is not the occupiers, but the hoards and hoards of clones of YOU in this world who are bringing it down. Just look at the ratios of people who care enough to be vocal to those who don't (you're one of the ones who doesn't) and you'll find the REAL reason our world is going in reverse. Get off your coward butt and do something to back up that comment, buster, or you will be just another reason to forget about the future.

    By: thunder

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