Posted at 02:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Occupy L.A., Philadelphia raided by police (video)

This post has been updated.

Los Angeles police raided the Occupy L.A. encampment at City Hall overnight, AP reports, arresting more than 200. By morning, the campsite was “in shambles,” according to the LA Times, “with tents uprooted and strewn all over.” Protesters reported that a treehouse at the site was being hit with rubber bullets or bean bag rounds early Wednesday.

Occupy L.A. protesters had defied a Monday morning eviction deadline on their site, one of the largest still remaining in the country.
Members of Occupy Los Angeles protesters seated in circle in the middle of their encampment are arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers after LAPD raided their protest campsite. (Kevork Djansezian - GETTY IMAGES)

In Philadelphia, police began clearing the Occupy encampment at Dilworth Plaza near City Hall in the early hours of the morning, and then arrested a group of roving marchers who left the site to march downtown. Occupy protesters have been settled into that encampment since Oct. 6, AP reports.

Watch video of the police raid in L.A.:

Watch video of the police raid in Philadelphia:

And footage of Occupy Philadelphia protesters marching downtown after being evicted from their encampment:

See photos from Los Angeles:


Occupy Los Angeles supporters yell from a tree house as the Los Angeles Police raid the camp. (Bret Hartman - AP)

As LAPD officers deploy around them, Occupy LA protestors link arms at the encampment at LA city hall on Wednesday. (Mark Boster - AP)

Los Angeles police officers arrest an Occupy Los Angeles protestor at the encampment at city hall. (Mark Boster - AP)


Occupy LA protesters sitting in a group in the middle of their encampment wait to get arrested by LAPD officers. (Kevork Djansezian - GETTY IMAGES)

Members of Occupy Los Angeles protesters are arrested after LAPD raided their protest campsite. (Kevork Djansezian - GETTY IMAGES)

An Occupy Los Angeles supporter is arrested and carried out of the camp by Los Angeles Police officers. (Bret Hartman - AP)

Los Angeles Police inspect a tent with guns drawn at the Occupy Los Angeles encampmen. (Mark Boster - AP)


Los Angeles police officers in hazmat suits look over the debris after they dismantled the Occupy LA encampment outside City Hall. (LUCY NICHOLSON - REUTERS)

A Los Angeles police officer walks through debris after the Occupy LA encampment was dismantled outside City Hall. (LUCY NICHOLSON - REUTERS)

And photos from Philadelphia:


Police officers from the mounted unit stand by as officers clear the Occupy Philly encampment inside Dilworth Plaza. (Joseph Kaczmarek - AP)

Police officers surround the Occupy Philly encampment at Dilworth Plaza, in Philadelphia. (Joseph Kaczmarek - AP)

Shawn Venus blows a horn as police officers surround his shelter at the Occupy Philly encampment. (Joseph Kaczmarek - AP)

Police officers clear the Occupy Philly encampment at Dilworth Plaza. (Joseph Kaczmarek - AP)

Police officers deconstruct the Occupy Philly encampment at Dilworth Plaza. (Joseph Kaczmarek - AP)

More from The Washington Post:

Occupy L.A. raided by police

Occupy Philadelphia protesters ordered to leave tent encampment

Could Occupy D.C. be next to get eviction orders?

Photos: Occupy protests from around the country

By Mary Keister and  |  02:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011

 
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