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Police close NYC park, move Occupy protesters out

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Police by the dozens have swept through a downtown Manhattan park, moving out Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who were celebrating their six-month anniversary.

   New York police announced Zuccotti Park closed for the evening before moving through the excited and sometimes agitated protesters, who chanted and beat drums as they went.

   A spokesperson for Occupy Wall Street estimated dozens of protesters were arrested.

   The Occupy protest movement began at the park last fall and spread throughout the country against economic disparities.

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