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Police Evict Occupy Protesters Newark
By TIM STELLOH
Deputy Chief Tracy Glover of the Newark Police Department told protesters that if they did not have a permit that allowed them to be in the park after a 9 p.m. curfew, they had to leave immediately. By 1:30 a.m., most of the site had been removed. No arrests were made, although about a dozen protesters in the park taunted the officers as they worked.
“Carjackings are up 62 percent, but the tents are down,” said Teacher Iovino, 43. At its height, Occupy Newark was a cluster of tents that included a kitchen and an information area. About 30 people stayed overnight at the encampment, most of which was set up in November, and 50 to 60 people would be there during the day, said Anthony Batalla, 20, who has been there since November.
The eviction marked a shift in the city’s approach to the protesters. In November, the city’s police chief agreed to waive a permit required to assemble in
Last Tuesday, the city sent a letter to the encampment, said Cass Zang, 42, who has been coming there since November.
“It said that they’ve decided not to continue lifting the ban” on the curfew, Ms. Zang said, paraphrasing the note. “It said, ‘Respectfully, we appreciate working together, but this is over.’”
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