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Police still on scene after clearing San Francisco encampment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About two dozen police officers remain at the scene of the Occupy encampment in San Francisco after authorities took down more than 100 tents and arrested dozens of people in dismantling the site overnight.

The officers are lined up to block access on Market Street while trash crews rake up paper and plastic bottles and remove chairs and other belongings that accumulated at the camp over the past two months.

KCBS radio reported that around 2 a.m., dozens of police cars, fire engines and ambulances surrounded the campsite at Justin Herman Plaza and blocked off the area during the raid.

Police didn't say how many people were arrested, but one protester put the number at more than 40.

Protesters plan a noon rally at the site.


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