Overnight Tuesday, Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park were awakened and ordered to leave by hundreds of New York City police officers in heavy riot gear. After nearly two months camped out in Lower Manhattan, police tore down tents and removed protesters one by one. The Associated Press reported that 70 protesters were arrested. Police claim protesters can return after the park is "cleaned and restored." OWS protesters are said to be reconvening in neighboring Foley Square. The removal comes after similar confrontations in Oakland and Portland.
Celeste Headlee visited the area shortly after the eviction early this morning. She spoke with protester Nate Barchus.