New Orleans, LA – Police cordoned off the park after midnight. Officers used a bullhorn to tell protesters that they were violating the law. New Orleans Mitch Landrieu announced Friday that protesters were on notice to move. Landrieu says the park is closed from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Some in the encampment have been breaking down their tents and leaving the area. Others are staying put. The group has been staying in the park since October as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But the New Orleans group evolved to include many homeless. Community activists argue the encampment shouldn't be cleared until the homeless have a place to go. So far the eviction has been peaceful.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.