Occupy forced out in San Francisco
Police arrest 70 people during raid of camp site
Police gave protesters at San Francisco’s Occupy encampment five minutes to gather belongings before dismantling the camp in an overnight raid Tuesday, taking down about 100 tents and arresting 70 people. About two dozen officers in riot gear remained at daybreak yesterday, down from more than 100 who carried out the raid. They blocked access to the former camp site as trash crews raked up paper and plastic bottles, removed chairs and other belongings that had accumulated there over the past two months, and pressure-washed the sidewalks.