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Today in Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Cleared, More

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An Occupy Wall Street protester lies on a police car after the police in riot gear removed the protesters the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15th, 2011
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• Police cleared Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment this morning (or more accurately, in the dead of night), making hundreds of arrests. Mayor Mike Bloomberg says protestors may return to the park, but sans tents and sleeping bags (and drums?). For the latest developments in the Occupy Wall Street police raids and protesters' responses, follow the New York Times' evolving front-page story and live updates. [New York Times]

• During the overnight raid on Occupy's encampment, the NYPD cleared the so-called People's Library, destroying some 5,000 books. [Poetry Foundation]

• Bloomberg's eviction of the Occupy protesters was "disgraceful," says the Washington Post. [Washington Post]

• The protesters' eviction from Zuccotti Park could bring about a new era for OWS, if they correctly take advantage of the wave of attention and continue to organize. [The New Yorker]

• In an interview with BBC, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan let it slip that she had a conference call with 18 other city leaders about how to deal with – and possibly dismantle – Occupy protests. [RT]

• Daily Intel asked historians where they thought OWS protesters should head next, based on the 18th-century journeys of George Washington. [Daily Intel]

Related
Taibbi: How I Learned to Love the Protests
Sharlet: Inside the Occupation
Taibbi: My Advice for Occupy Wall Street
Timeline: Occupy Wall Street
Dickinson: Will Obama Do the Right Thing?

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