Police Close Occupy Camps in LA, Philly

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Law enforcement officials have closed Occupy Wall Street encampments in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

Police officers raided the Occupy camp in Los Angeles early Wednesday morning, where the two-month-old protestor's tent city had remained two days after a deadline to evacuate.

More than 1,400 LAPD officers raided the camp and arrested 200 protestors who refused to leave.

At an early Wednesday news conference, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the arrests were mainly peaceful and there were no injuries. He also mentioned that no drugs or weapons were found at the campsite.

Similar action unfolded early Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, where police arrested about 50 protestors outside City Hall.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said breaking up the camp in the early morning hours minimized disruption to local businesses and traffic.

"We acknowledge the fact that we are going to have to leave this space. But in another sense this has been our home for almost two months and no one wants to see their home taken away from them," Philadelphia protestor Bri Barton, 22, said before police began clearing out the camp.

"Whether or not we have this space or work in the city is nowhere near done," she said.

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