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A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Some of the debris left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters around Los Angeles City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Some of the debris left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters around Los Angeles City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Some of the debris left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters around Los Angeles City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Messages on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

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A photo essay on the personal effects left behind by Occupy L.A. protesters on the lawn surrounding City Hall after the Los Angeles Police Department shut down what was the nation’s largest remaining Occupy camp.

Hundreds of officers swarmed the large camp at City Hall’s south lawn shortly after midnight Tuesday, encircling the demonstrators in less than 10 minutes.

No tear gas was used in the shutdown and 292 people were arrested in an operation that involved 1,400 officers.

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10 Comments

  1. November 30, 2011, 4:26 pm

    Interesting to see in comparison to the “Tea Party” or Republican demonstrations. Had they participated they likely would have been shot or crucified. I hate to say it Occupiers, but whatever your message was it falls on deaf ears when you leave a disgusting mess and destroy public and/or private property. Your actions across the nation have been deplorable. You have FORCED governments to spend millions of dollars policing and cleaning up. You accomplished absolutely nothing and diverted money better spent on essential services. As a veteran I fully support anyone’s right to assemble and freedom of speech…but do it with honor and respect or no one will hear you. A pig will be treated like a pig. The way you have left public property across the nation indicates that you are just that. By the way, even your liberal media was NEVER able to establish what you were demonstrating for. The best we were able to discern is that you want to be provided for and not have to work. Well, even God Himself indicates in His Bible that if you don’t work you don’t eat. Good luck with that…

    By: Dr. Art HenSchen
  2. November 30, 2011, 7:02 pm

    What a ridiculous speculation, that tea partiers would have been "shot or crucified" if they'd participated in the occupy campaign. When has there been even a single incident of police violence against tea partiers? Now, I think the "occupiers" are just as dumb as you do, albeit we probably differ on some of the reasons why, although not all.

    By: Dr. G. Ofek Yerzelf
  3. November 30, 2011, 8:27 pm

    Oh blah, blah you old coot. I wasn't an "Occupier", but I wish them the best. The movement smacks of Shay's Rebellion, speaking of veterans, or the Bonus Army, the WWI vets who camped out in Washington D.C. early this century; and certainly the GM sit down strikes in the thirties. The Occupy movement does have an authentic American pedigree. It's gotten the issues of income inequality and social injustice on the front burner of public discussion. I don't at all think we've heard the last of it!

    By: MarcWut
  4. December 1, 2011, 8:26 am

    Well said and good for you Dr. HenSchen – You have put into words what I have felt since the 2nd week of this disgusting movement/mess. I know of very few who support this movement in terms of percentage of the population of the USA. Occupiers: You showed us what a mess our local city governments are in to tolerate this behavior and destruction of our parks. You also showed us what a bunch of leeches you are – get out of the parks – get a job and start producing and paying taxes instead of costing the taxpayers. Very few are interested in your cause – which you certainly have set back by the way you destroyed and left your mess for us to clean up after you. Your message was lost in your mess.

    By: Sassylady
  5. November 30, 2011, 8:29 pm

    There were probably far more interesting things left behind besides general junk. This photo essay was a dud.

    By: MarcWut
  6. November 30, 2011, 10:45 pm

    Yeah… Not buying that there was anywhere near as much as 30 tons of debris there, and your photos convinced me of that. I'm not seeing anything but some collateral debris from a forced eviction of a protest. Nick-Knacks everywhere, but if it hits 1 ton I'll be surprised.

    @Dr Art If we don't work, we don't eat. Very true. And if we can't work (there is only 1 job for ever 4 unemployed individuals in the U.S.) we will fight.

    By: ridinimum@gmail.com
  7. December 1, 2011, 12:30 am

    LAPD to Occupy LA:” You have ten minutes to disperse.” Would you be able to tidy everything up with your newly militarized local police force, in their hats and bats, waiting to start arresting people?

    By: Freedom
  8. December 2, 2011, 10:01 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

    GET OUT OF THERE AND STOP DESTROYING PUBLIC PROPERTY!!! iT'S TAKEN TOO LONG TO RESPOND.

    D H Poole

    By: DENPOOLE
  9. December 2, 2011, 9:57 pm

    I am sick and tired of these "protesters" costing us the taxpayers for the reckless distruction of public property.

    As a veteran I am weary of those who are critcal of a government (even if Obama's is called a government) continue to destroy public properety.;

    BE RESPONSIBLE for YOUR ACTIONS!!!!

    And do something possitive.

    By: denole@gmaildeee
  10. December 25, 2011, 12:50 pm

    there was one smart "occupier" in new york city. she was offered a job by a "wall street" firm and took it, she was quoted as saying she "went back to the camp sometimes" but i suspect she found little in common with her erstwhile "comrades" once she started cashing a paycheque and learning how capitalism really works. remember "the jeffersons"? george was a small businessman, he worked for and earned that "deluxe apartment in the sky" and paid the rent on it. "tanstaasfl", you still have to pay for your beer.

    By: "gunner"

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