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Occupy Wall Street evicted but protests continue

Since New York police evicted the Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zucotti Park last night, the online world has covered a rapidly changing situation.

Police entered the park at 1:00 a.m. New York time and began moving people out. Some 70 persons were reportedly arrested. On #OWS, tweets were coming in rapidly all night from both media organizations and protesters.

Blogger Glenn Greenwald tweeted: "Could #OWS have scripted a more apt antagonist than a Wall Street billionaire who purchased his political office?"

#OccupyTogether, a clearinghouse for Occupy movements around the world, was providing phone numbers for the New York mayor's office and the NYPD.

Josh Harkinson, a journalist with Mother Jones, was tweeting on events, including a pending court decision on the legality of the eviction. He was also speculating that OWS could "start fresh and, when it regroups, do it in a smarter way, learning from past mistakes."

Andrew Katz, a Columbia journalism student, was tweeting the protesters' march and retweeting others like Brian Hernandez, who was providing still more links to Twitter coverage.

Meanwhile, #OccupyVancouver was covering OWS and announcing an emergency general assembly at 11:00 a.m. this morning "to discuss #ows solidarity actions."

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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