Police have evicted Occupy protesters from Boston’s Dewey Square, tearing down tents and arresting about 40 people.
The raid brought to an end a 10-week demonstration spawned by the Wall Street occupation in New York.
Police moved in at about 5am and the operation lasted less than an hour. A police spokeswoman said the protesters were “very accommodating”.
Two dozen demonstrators linked arms and sat down in protest before the arrests began. The arrests were for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.