The police began evicting the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, barring the press from entry and threatening to remove press passes should anyone come close.

The police are diverting all press to nearby Foley Square where the reporters can see none of what is going on, Reuters reported.

Bulldozers and riot police entered Zucotti Park where for the past two months, demonstrators have been camped.

The New York Police Department could expect strong resistance following Monday's eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp, where 33 people were arrested and 100 tents were removed.

The New York Times reported there were 200 people camping at the time when police began gathering around the park at roughly 1 a.m. local time.

Twitter has been ablaze with complaints and comments about the eviction with which has multiple trending words attached to it including, "The NYPD," "Foley Square" and "Zucotti Park."

One Twitter user said: "Judging by my timeline it sounds like the NYPD have decided to give democracy and free speech the night off..."

It has also been reported that the police have thrown more than 5,000 books from the 'People's Library' into a Dumpster.

The camp is now almost clear following the heavy handed tactics from the police, however the one remaining live feed of the eviction shows a few remaining demonstrators proving to be strong opposition.

More news follows.