Eviction deadlines for Occupy Wall Street protestors have come and gone in Los Angeles and Philadelphia but demonstrators there have vowed to stand their ground.
Los Angeles city officials, citing public health and safety concerns, demanded that all demonstrators leave the City Hall Park by 12:01 a.m. Monday.
However, almost 1,000 people rallied at the park in anticipation of the midnight deadline and stayed in defiance of the law.
Hundreds of tents also remained where they have stood for the last two months.
As the deadline approached, people poured into the grounds, many of them answering calls on Facebook and Twitter to come out and show solidarity.
A celebratory atmosphere was shared by the protestors as they milled around the park.
"The best way to keep a non-violent movement non-violent is to throw a party, and keep it festive and atmospheric," Brian Masterson, one of the organizers, said.
In Philadelphia, city officials had told the Occupy protestors to leave the area where they have been camped by 5 p.m. Sunday. The deadline also passed without any arrests.
Despite a heavy police presence, several dozen tents remained outside of Philadelphia's City Hall early Monday, 12 hours after the city imposed a deadline on the protestors to move for a construction project.
So far, there have been no arrests or reports of violence.