Police Evict Occupy Kansas

Police have cleared out the Occupy Kansas City encampment that went up last October in Penn Valley Park near the Liberty Memorial. Officers brought a SWAT team to along for fFriday's eviction, but the removal was peaceful and no force was

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Police have cleared out the Occupy Kansas City encampment that went up last October in Penn Valley Park near the Liberty Memorial.

Officers brought a SWAT team to along for fFriday's eviction, but the removal was peaceful and no force was used.

Several tents had been on the land across from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, with protesters holding vigils as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Most were protesting economic issues such as high corporate profits and income inequality.

Kansas police told the occupiers on Tuesday they needed to leave, and officers returned Friday to clear out the park.

A city crew used a dump truck to cart off tents and all occupy belongings that still remained in the park.. Large waths of dead grass remained as reminders of the months-long protest.

Occupy Kansas members say they will continue as a group.

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