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Mayor vows eviction of Occupy LA "when it makes sense"

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is telling the media today that last night's deadline on Occupy LA came and went as planned, and that there will definitely be an eviction showdown if protesters refuse to leave, but he repeated that the eviction would come when it "makes sense: for police officers and the protesters. Meaning they have another day, maybe more, to make other plans. It sounds as if the mayor wants to be seen as giving the occupiers every chance to leave on their own, and to be offered alternatives — and hopes the numbers will continue to shrink to something more manageable for police. Occupy LA, meanwhile, has gone to court looking for an injunction against the city enforcing its anti-camping law.


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