01 Dec Occupy L.A. Protesters Arrested, Camp Razed
iPhone video footage I shot during the final hours of Occupy L.A.
The night began with Occupy L.A. protesters singing, dancing and chanting. But the festive mood changed as the LAPD swooped down on the City Hall encampment.
In the end, nearly 300 people were arrested and the grassy park was cleared. I was one of a number of Los Angeles Times reporters who witnessed the events unfold as we blogged, Tweeted and shot photos and video footage at the scene. During the course of the night, I produced three videos that were published on L.A. Now, the L.A. Times breaking-news site. My colleagues and I stayed on the streets until police quashed the protest in the early morning hours on Nov. 30.