A protester is arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers after he attempted to join a group of Occupy LA demonstrators occupying a park in front of the Bank of America building, November 17, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. Several dozen were arrested by the LAPD after marching through downtown.
As the protest movement entered its third month - beginning with a nationwide Day of Action on Nov. 17 - anti-Wall Street demonstrators were facing increased opposition from city governments and law enforcement, who were deploying more sweeping tactics to take down tent encampments and curb rallies - just days after the U.S. Conference of Mayors held a conference call for mayors about the Occupy rallies in their respective cities.
Police in Oakland, Seattle, Denver, and other cities arrested protesters and dismantled tent camps, and in New York City - the birthplace of the movement - Mayor Bloomberg ordered Zuccotti Park cleared of tents.
On the Day of Action, 400 people were arrested nationwide, 300 of them in New York City.