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    New York police evicting 'Occupy' protesters

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    New York Police are evicting anti-Wall Street demonstrators from the New York square where the nationwide 'Occupy' movement first began.

    "Liberty Square [Zuccotti Park], home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world, is presently being evicted by a large police force," the demonstrators said in a statement released on Tuesday.

    According to police officials, most of the protesters left peacefully. However, 15 people were arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports live from the scene in New York City.