Occupy L.A. Isn’t Budging

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04:  A man associated with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement relaxes in Zuccotti Park in the Financial District near Wall Street on November 4, 2011 in New York City. Despite a freak snowstorm last Saturday and the confiscation of their generators by the fire department, hundreds of young and old are staying put in the park. The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past seven weeks to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues. The protests have begun to attract the attention of major unions and religious groups as the movement continues to grow in influence around the world.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Occupy demonstration camp encircling City Hall in Los Angeles hasn’t heeded authorities’ eleventh-hour requests to leave the space. This sets the stage for a possible standoff or confrontation after midnight (California time), the deadline imposed by city officials. Thus far, the Occupy Los Angeles movement has been relatively peaceful.