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November 15th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

New York City cracks down on Occupy Wall Street protests

Police in full riot gear moved in to New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, evicting hundreds of protesters from the site where the Occupy call to action began two months ago before spreading globally. Dozens of protesters who had camped out at the Lower Manhattan park since September 17 linked arms in defiance.

Police arrested at least 14 people, said Kanene Holder, a spokeswoman for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protestors were told they could return after sanitation crews have finished cleaning the park.

Carol Costello speaks with Rick Fulginiti, a spokesman for the National Fraternal Order of Police, to discuss how the NYPD is handling the situation.

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