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Police to hold off the eviction of Los Angeles Occupy camp

LOS ANGELES  – A crowd of anti-Wall Street retreated in their field of Los Angeles for another night of uncertainty on Tuesday morning when police remained largely untouched by 24 hours after a deadline to vacate past.

But the crowds that had increased to over 2,000 at its peak on Sunday night as protesters from outside the camp streaming City Council to help prevent an attack had been reduced to a group of several hundred on Monday night.

In comparison with the raucous atmosphere at the camp a day earlier, the mood was submitted on Tuesday, with campers wandering or playing drums and other instruments.

Riot police had locked in the complex is occupied by protesters began blocking traffic, but a force of about 300 officials failed to clear the camp and retreated once again to open the streets for travelers on Monday.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of being present at an unlawful assembly.

The camp of Los Angeles, the authorities had tolerated for weeks, even in other cities were mobilized to clean up similar fields, is the largest on the west coast line with a national 2-month-old Occupy the wall motion the streets protesting economic inequality and the excesses of the U.S. the financial system.

Los Angeles Police Department Commander Andrew Smith said the number of stores has declined since the weekend to about 270, against 500 launched at its peak.

“It’s quiet as can be there,” he said from a nearby street corner Monday night. Small groups of officers happened to be in several intersections in the periphery of the park, with no sign of imminent large-scale police action.

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