Mayor: Occupy LA must leave City Hall camp Monday

November 25, 2011 - 7:50 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says Occupy LA protesters must leave their encampment on the lawn of City Hall by 12:01 a.m. Monday.

The mayor and police Chief Charlie Beck announced the planned ouster at a Friday afternoon news conference.

The mayor praised the protest and its aims but said the camp of about 485 tents is unsustainable and City Hall Park needs to be cleaned and restored.