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Published November 22, 2011, 10:01 AM

Duluth police take down protesters' tents

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police have dismantled a camp set up by anti-Wall Street protesters in downtown Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police have dismantled a camp set up by anti-Wall Street protesters in downtown Duluth.

Officers roused about a dozen people at the encampment on the Civic Center plaza about 6:30 Tuesday morning. No one was arrested.

As officers took down two tents and confiscated other camping equipment, they told protesters they were free to stay at the plaza. Police have told the demonstrators they need a permit to put up a tent on the public property. Demonstrators say the insurance fee is too expensive.

Protesters yelled at officers as they took down the camp. The Duluth News Tribune reports Assistant Police Chief Mike Tusken told the demonstrators their belongings would be taken to the police property room and returned to them later.

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