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Old 10-20-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19139574

"OAKLAND -- City officials said Tuesday they may have to shut down the Occupy Oakland tent city in coming days because it is attracting rats, alcohol and illegal drug use."


"Other problems reported at the camp have included:

A person fell about 14 feet from a tree was badly hurt and denied help when protesters blocked public safety workers from reaching the person.

Graffiti, vandalism and public urination have continued to be a problem despite portable toilets installed by two local unions and a restaurant owner.

Dogs are prohibited in public parks but are nonetheless in the camp, and one man was nipped and his clothes torn by a pit bull that belonged to one of the Occupy Oakland campers."


I also heard that the protesters, while demanding their constitutional right to protest are denying the press their constitutional right by threatening to take their cameras and destroy them if the reporters try and take photos at the publicly occupied site.
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