Police guarded newly-cleared plazas early Wednesday in Atlanta and Oakland, Calif., after clearing Occupy Wall Street protest camps in both cities. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested in swift crack-downs by riot squads after local authorities lost patience with the rallies.
An Occupy Oakland protester shouts after tearing down a fence outside city hall in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. The fence was meant to keep out protesters who had camped out for the past two weeks before police raided the plaza early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)