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Occupy forced out in San Francisco

Police arrest 70 people during raid of camp site

City workers removed tents and other items following an overnight police raid on the Occupy San Francisco protest site in Justin Herman Plaza. City workers removed tents and other items following an overnight police raid on the Occupy San Francisco protest site in Justin Herman Plaza. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group/Associated Press)
By Sudhim Thanawala
Associated Press / December 8, 2011
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Police gave protesters at San Francisco’s Occupy encampment five minutes to gather belongings before dismantling the camp in an overnight raid Tuesday, taking down about 100 tents and arresting 70 people. About two dozen officers in riot gear remained at daybreak yesterday, down from more than 100 who carried out the raid. They blocked access to the former camp site as trash crews raked up paper and plastic bottles, removed chairs and other belongings that had accumulated there over the past two months, and pressure-washed the sidewalks.

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