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'Occupy' protesters take to streets in San Diego and Encinitas

October 15, 2011 |  4:25 pm

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Hundreds of protesters from the Occupy San Diego and Occupy North County movements took to the streets Saturday in San Diego and suburban Encinitas.

In downtown San Diego, several hundred protesters marched, carrying signs decrying various social and economic woes and calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And in Encinitas, 25 miles north of San Diego, an estimated 100 sign-waving protesters positioned themselves at the busy corner of Encinitas Boulevard and South Coast Highway 101.

At both protests, police watched but no arrests were made, and the reigning mood could be described as mellow. Motorists honked in support of the protesters.

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Full coverage: 'Occupy' protests

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: People at the Occupy North County protest in Encinitas, Calif. Credit: Ann Perry / For The Times

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