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Oakland protesters defy city order to leave

Oakland anti-Wall Street protesters defy city order to leave camp site By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters are still camping at a plaza outside City Hall, despite a city order to leave the site by 10 p.m.

Earlier in the day, city spokeswoman Karen Boyd said that the city gave official notice that the Occupy Oakland protesters do not have permission to remain overnight and that their encampment is breaking the law.

Many protesters say they have no intentions of leaving even though the city announced Thursday that after nearly two weeks it can no longer uphold public health and safety at the site.



Boyd says she expects the protesters to comply and would not comment on what steps the city would take toward enforcing of the law.

There was no sign of police presence immediately after 10 p.m. Friday.


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