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Timeline: Occupy Wall Street Evicted From Zuccotti Park

Last night, in a sneak attack at around 1 a.m., Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park in New York City. Here’s a detailed recap of the events that happened. It wasn’t pretty. posted on

1:20 a.m. Police in riot geer surround the park. Brooklyn bridge is closed. Subway stops are closed.

1:45 a.m. Police announce they are going to evict everyone from the park.

Protesters were handed this “eviction notice.”

Around 2 a.m.The eviction begins.

2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed — reports of at least one reporter sprayed.

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2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Zuccotti Park.

Josh Harkinson is a staff writer for Mother Jones Magazine.

Some Occupiers, desperate to stay, linked to one another with bicycle locks.

2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYTimes reporter arrested.

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2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.

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3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square.

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3:13 a.m. NYPD deploying sound cannon

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3:33 a.m. The park is cleaned.

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6:05 a.m. Zuccotti Park has been cleared.

8 a.m. The park is still barricaded from the public.

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