The Occupy movement has thinned out across the country after several raids have occurred to ban overnight camping in several cities.
In New York City, the Occupy Wall Street headquarters at Zuccotti Park thinned considerably overnight after a judge ruled that the ejected protesters could return but without their camping equipment and tarps. Police even stopped people from bringing blankets into the lower Manhattan park. About 25 protesters stayed in the park overnight, but they were outnumbered by police and sanitation workers, WABC-TV reported.
Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., officials have enforced similar bans on overnight stays in Occupy-favored spots.
The movement’s leaders have defiantly said they are strategizing their next move.