Photographer Nathan Fitch was on the scene this morning as police launched a controversial night-time raid that cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
The NYPD reportedly arrested more than 150 protesters in the confrontation. A court order has told the city to let the protesters back in the park — along with their tents and tarps — until a hearing on the legality of the occupation takes place later today.
NYPD officers waiting to raid the park.
Police wait for the 1 a.m. signal to enter the park.
A crowded confrontation between the NYPD and OWS.
A protester led away in plastic handcuffs.
Angry protesters demonstrate against the NYPD.
An NYPD helicopter surveys the scene.
One protester sleeps in the street after the eviction.