More than 200 arrested in Occupy LA raid
POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:08pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:08pm
LOS ANGELES — In Los Angeles and in Philadelphia, the scene is relatively peaceful, after police cleared away the camps of anti-Wall Street protesters.
More than 1,400 officers, some in riot gear, drove protesters from a park around City Hall in Los Angeles, and arrested more than 200 who defied orders to leave. Similar raids in Philadelphia led to 52 arrests.
The police chief in Los Angeles is praising officers and protesters for their restraint.