2nd wave of evictions is sweeping away Occupiers

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A tent city in Maine that is among the longest-lived of the Occupy movement is being dismantled as part of a new round of evictions.

Demonstrators removed several communal tents over the weekend in Portland and the city extended Monday’s eviction deadline to give them time to remove 16 remaining tents.

Occupy Maine has an office and plans to continue the discussion about corporate excesses and economic inequality. One camper noted that “just because the occupation is changing form doesn’t mean it’s going away.”

But encampments are becoming scarcer. On Monday, a judge issued a final eviction notice for Occupy Pittsburgh. Over the past week, police began removing demonstrators in Miami; Austin; and Washington, D.C.