|Published:||Nov 15, 2011 3:47 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 15, 2011 3:47 PM EST|
NEW YORK (AP) - After two months, the park where Occupy Wall Street protesters set up camp is clean.
Zuccotti Park in New York City was pristine on Tuesday morning. It has been power-cleaned after the NYPD cleared it of protesters hours earlier.
As of 9 a.m., police in riot gear still ringed the public space, waiting for orders to reopen it.
Bloomberg says the park was cleared out and cleaned up in the middle of the night "to reduce the risk of confrontation." The mayor says the city had planned to allow the protesters back, but they would not be allowed to use tents, sleeping bags or tarps and would have to follow all park rules.
But the National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows protesters to return with tents.
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