The city shut down the camp after police and other officials stopped being able to communicate with the protesters, authorities said. The crew of campers that had once been negotiating with the city was no longer there, said Police Chief Greg Suhr. "We weren't getting our e-mails returned."
The chief added, "Most of the people in this neighborhood are part of the 99 percent, and they needed some relief. So this part of the 99 percent removed that part of the 99 percent to give the other part of the 99 percent some relief."