Occupy Wall Street Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park



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By KEVIN DOLAK, RICHARD ESPOSITO and AARON KATERSKY

A judge ruled today that Occupy Wall Street protesters can return with their tents to New Yorks Zuccotti Park, just hours after police dressed in riot gear forcibly removed them. City officials had said the occupiers could return, but without their gear, and were seeking to clarify the judges order.

More than 100 people were arrested after New York policemade a surprise early-morning visit to clear outthe lower Manhattan park, the main camp of the Occupy Wall Street movement.Protesters were ordered to leave the pa