Occupy protesters cleared out from New Haven Green

NEW HAVEN - Following a judge's orders, the final remnants of the Occupy New Haven movement have been cleared away from the New Haven Green.

A judge ordered the New Haven Green to be cleared by 9 a.m. this morning, so crews could clear away anything left behind. Many of the protesters had been there since mid-October, when the protest began as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

At a news conference, Mayor John DeStefano (D-New Haven) said he believed the remaining occupiers were no longer representative of the movement's message of speaking out for struggling Americans. He said the movement cost the city $145,000.

Police arrested 13 people during the cleanup.

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