OWS Protesters Defy LA Eviction Order

From Slate: http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/11/27/occupy_la_eviction_nears_protesters_vow_to_stay.html

Police have so far held off on a plan to forcibly evict demonstrators from City Hall encampment.

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Posted Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

UPDATE Monday at 9:35 a.m.: Los Angeles police are holding off on a plan to forcibly evict Occupy LA protesters from their encampment near city hall for now, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The city had originally set a midnight deadline for the protesters to clear the area, but later pushed back the deadline to 4:30 a.m. local time after thousands of protesters gathered at the location to show their support for the movement.

According to the Times, police issued an order to disperse shortly after 5 a.m. to protesters who had spilled over from the encampment into a nearby intersection, and most people complied, moving back into the park that is home to the city’s OWS encampment. Still, the paper reports that a few refused to leave the street and that four people were arrested after several protesters began throwing things at police.

Hundreds of police wearing riot gear have lined the streets but currently continue to show restraint. The LAT: “Police said that there are still no plans to begin evicting people from the City Hall park, which was officially closed at midnight Sunday. They said their main intention was to clear the streets for morning commuters.”

Sunday, Nov. 27: As many get ready to head back to work after a holiday weekend, Occupy protesters in Los Angeles are preparing to defy LAPD’s assertion that their fun is over, too.

Continue reading at:  http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/11/27/occupy_la_eviction_nears_protesters_vow_to_stay.html

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