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Police crackdowns reach epicenter of Occupy Wall Street movement, raise doubts about future
NEW YORK (AP) ' Occupy Wall Street's encampment is gone, but the movement lives on. No one knows, however, just how long it can survive without a literal place to call home.
Police cleared Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan early Tuesday and although protesters are being allowed to return, they can bring only a small bag with them. No tents or sleeping bags are being allowed.
Where will they go next remains unclear, but some organizers believe the loss of their camp is actually a blessing in disguise.
"Now it's time for us to not be tucked away in Zuccotti Park, and have different areas of occupation throughout the city," said Pete Dutro, head of the group's finances.