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Occupy protesters evicted across U.S.

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 01:37

Nov. 14 - Oakland officials order Occupy Wall Street protesters to evacuate citing concerns about potential health and fire hazards. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Occupy Wall Street protesters across the U.S. are getting eviction orders. Officials say the tent camps present a health risk as well as fire hazard. In Oakland, police arrested more than a dozen people. Protests here have been so disruptive, they've shut down the city's port. The widescale dismantling of tent camps has activists in New York dismayed. SOUNDBITE: Occupy Wall Street protester Nathan Stueve saying: "It maybe futile to try and close this down because this is a significant force of society and it needs to be listened to. And probably won't go away until it is listened to." David Benjoya has been supporting the New York effort by peddling on this stationary bike to generate power to for the camp. SOUNDBITE: New Yorker David Benjoya saying: "It seems like the Oakland mayor was just kind of flailing around trying to figure out an answer. I don't see the justification for stopping a peaceful protest, which is what the Oakland movement largely was." Many at New York's Zuccotti Park are urging protesters elsewhere to stay strong. SOUNDBITE : Occupy Wall Street protester Foo Conner saying: "Our message is - we're with you. We are reading everyday, we're trying to connect, we're watching the live streams that they're putting up, so they are not doing this in vain. What they do over there affects us. It effects our conversations." Oakland police arrested more than a dozen people on Monday with more arrests expected. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Occupy protesters evicted across U.S.

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 01:37