"We're being evicted!" the text message went out to Occupy Wall Street supporters around 1 am.
"The park has been cleared," the fourth text message read a few hours later, as bedragged, pepper-sprayed protesters, having lost their home in the park, reconvened for a GA in Foley Square and vowed to keep the occupation going. Over 200 had been arrested, including city council member Ydanis Rodriguez. Blocks away, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference at which he declared that police would be now able to search all people entering the park. Read his press release, which contains the memorable phrase "no right is absolute," here.