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Reports: Raid on Occupy LA camp imminent

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Tents remain in place during the Occupy LA protest outside City Hall in downtown on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 in Los Angeles.

msnbc.com staff and wires reports:


LOS ANGELES -- A raid on Occupy LA’s City Hall encampment was imminent Tuesday night as several local news sources reported that Los Angeles Police were gathering at Dodger Stadium.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he decided to evict the protesters after learning that children were staying in the camp.

Occupy LA’s Facebook page said city buses would be staged near City Hall between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., NBC station KNBC reported.

It was not known exactly when police would clear the area out, but about half the tents were gone, the KNBC report said. 

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