After midnight on Nov. 30, 1400 Los Angeles Police Department officers invaded and took possession of the Occupy L.A. home base at City Hall. In the process, at least 292 peaceful demonstrators, including some Venetians, were arrested. The assault on Occupy L.A. followed similar actions in other cities, including Oakland, Portland, Denver and New York.
City officials claimed the occupation had been there too long, although nothing has been done to address the issues that caused the occupation in the first place. Most of those present saw the loss of the lawn as a temporary setback in a long struggle.