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Police Raid Occupy Wall Street at 1 a.m. – Begin Clearing Zucotti Park Out

November 14, 2011 by Source
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By Colin Moynihan and Corey Kilgannon / New York Times / November 15, 2011

The New York City police began clearing Zuccotti Park of the Occupy Wall Street protesters about 1 a.m. Tuesday, telling the people there that the camp would be “cleared and restored” before the morning and that any demonstrator who did not leave would be arrested.

The protesters resisted with chants of “Whose park? Our park!” as the police began moving in and tearing down tents. The protesters rallied around an area known as “the kitchen” near the middle of the park and began building barricades with tables and pieces or scrap wood.

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