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Occupy San Francisco encampment cleared by police

Stephen Lam / Reuters

A group of Department of Public Works workers remove debris from Occupy San Francisco's encampment at Justin Herman Plaza during a morning police raid in San Francisco, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2011.

Reuters reports:

Police dismantled a tent city of Occupy protesters in downtown San Francisco early on Wednesday, arresting more than 50 as they shut down the last major Occupy encampment on the West Coast.

The city had repeatedly warned the protesters to move from the public plaza at the foot of Market Street in recent weeks and tried unsuccessfully to negotiate a move to another location. Read the full story.

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Stephen Lam / Reuters

A demonstrator is arrested on Market Street during a morning police raid on the Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2011.

 

Stephen Lam / Reuters

A Department of Public Works worker removes debris from the Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza after a morning police raid in San Francisco, California on Dec. 7, 2011.

Stephen Lam / Reuters

Demonstrators watch on Market Street as police and public works workers dismantle the Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, California on Dec. 7, 2011.