The deadline for Occupy L.A.’s stay around City Hall has passed. Watch live to see what happens.

Update: The protesters have filed suit against the eviction. The Los Angeles Times reports that “the anti-Wall Street protesters accused Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck of exceeding their authority in ordering an end to overnight camping at the downtown landmark because the City Council had exempted the protesters from an ordinance banning overnight stays.”

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