Occupy Boston Protesters Get Evicted, 46 Arrested

Some protesters heeded deadline to leave a Boston park: others risked arrest.

Dec. 10, 2011— -- After 10 weeks of camping out at Boston's Dewey Square, up to 150 Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted this morning when police officers tore down tents and arrested 46, the Associated Press reported.

Though some campers heeded the midnight Thursday deadline that Mayor Thomas Menino set for them to disperse, between 100 and 150 were still in the park at 5 a.m. today when Boston Police Department officers arrived to "ensure compliance with the trespassing law," Elaine Driscoll, a department spokeswoman, told AP.

"The city has said over and over that they didn't have plans to come in and raid us and it is very clear that they weren't being honest with the public," said protester Ariel Oshinsky.

After police told the remaining protesters that they would be given one chance to vacate the park or be detained, roughly 20 protesters locked arms and sat down, peacefully, ABC's Sean Kelly reported.

The 46 arrested during the less-than hour-long operation were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, said Driscoll, adding that the protesters were otherwise "very accommodating" to the officers.

No injuries were reported.

Boston is the last city whose officials have moved to oust Occupy protesters as they demonstrate against corporate wealth, the nation's growing income gap and what they view as assorted other social, economic and political disparities and corruptions.

Menino said the encampment posed health and safety hazards, and a judge ruled on Wednesday that the protesters had no right to stay in Dewey Square.

Crews began cleaning the area after the encampment, erected on Sept. 30, came down.

ABC News Radio and The Associated Press contributed to this report.