) -- Los Angeles police arrested four demonstrators Monday after the deadline passed for the Occupy Los Angeles protesters to leave their encampment near City Hall.

The group was given a deadline of 12:01 a.m. Monday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to clear out of the area which it had occupied for almost two months. Hundreds rushed to the site around midnight,

The Associated Press

said. By 2:30 a.m., several had moved but police came in around 5 a.m. declaring an unlawful assembly. Protestors subsequently threw water bottles at the police and taunted them.

Occupy Philadelphia protesters were give a Sunday deadline to clear out of their area. That deadline passed without any arrests.

The Occupy Wall Street movement -- which has gone global -- is

about two months old.

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