Nearly 200 people were arrested when New York City police cleared out the Occupy Wall Street encampment Monday night. The protesters received a temporary restraining order and are trying to return to the park. Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the decision to remove the protesters. “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself,” he said. “What was happening in Zuccotti Park was not that.” He said that “health and safety conditions became intolerable” and that protesters had made the park unavailable to anyone else.
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