Police clear out downtown Occupy Oakland camp

A protesters packs up hours before a mandate from the city to vacate the Occupy Portland Camp in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

November 22, 2011 6:42:24 AM PST
Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.