Police in riot gear clear NYC’s ‘Occupy City Hall’ camp
NEW YORK (AP) - Police in riot gear have raided an encampment of protesters and homeless people near New York’s City Hall.
Before dawn Wednesday, they cleared out the camp, which formed a month ago to push for budget cuts and other changes to the nation’s largest police department. Mayor Bill de Blasio said “health and safety issues were growing” in a camp that had about 50 people at the end.
The police commissioner said there was one arrest, a half-dozen summonses, no injuries and what he called “no real use of force.” But some protesters disputed his account.
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