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Dozens Of Hypodermic Needles Found Among Trash Removed From Zuccotti Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - What was going on in Zuccotti Park?

Some of the activity that went down there was well documented. There were allegations of sexual assault. There were the growing health concerns. And CBS 2 cameras caught topless women dancing there.

But what else may have been cooking?

Photos: Police Raid Zuccotti Park

CBS 2 has learned about some of the items that were removed from the park during yesterday's raid.

Among the items found during the scouring of the park: At least two dozen hypodermic needles.

Numerous tents, books and other possessions were also recovered by sanitation workers and police officers during the raid.

Julie Wood with the Mayor's Press Office said several truck loads of items had been removed from the park.

WCBS 880's Marla Diamond report from the sanitation depot


Protesters who want to reclaim their possessions can do so at the sanitation garage located at between 57th and 56th Streets on 12th Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

Occupy Wall Street Protester Picks Up Books
Occupier taking books from Sanitation Depot on Nov. 16, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

People who wish to reclaim possessions are required to show proof of ownership.

1010 WINS' Al Jones with protesters picking up their items


Protesters are continuing to demonstrate in the park, albeit without tents or other heavy equipment. And they've vowed to step up their demonstration Thursday during what they are  calling a "Day of Action."

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