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N.Y. Occupy crackdown came without warning

Camp cleared after 2 weeks of failed talks

NEW YORK - Emergency service trucks rumbled up Broadway to positions on two sides of Zuccotti Park. Powerful klieg lights blinked on, illuminating about 220 protesters in tents and sleeping bags. The one-square-block was as bright as day. But it was only 1 a.m.

Voices of the police, booming from loudspeakers, echoed through the financial district. Officers swept through the park, picking their way around tents and over sleeping bags, handing out leaflets. Dozens of protesters linked arms and shouted “This is our home,’’ “Barricade!’’ and, in one case, “You’re stepping on my bed!’’

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