Last night, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a surprise attack on the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park.
Under cover of darkness, hundreds of NYPD officers dressed in riot gear arrived to evict the protesters from park that they’ve occupied peacefully for two months.
Protesters and journalists were forced to leave without gathering their personal possessions, many of which were destroyed for no reason.
The Occupy Wall Street kitchen, medical tent, bike-powered generators, and library were all dismantled and volunteers who tried to protect the structures were arrested. Over 5,000 books donated to the Occupy Wall Street library were thrown into a dumpster.
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