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UCLA ousts Occupy encampment

November 18, 2011 |  7:59 am

UCLA protesters in November
UCLA police arrested 14 people Friday morning who had set up an Occupy encampment on the campus' Wilson Plaza, a school official said.

The encampment of about 25 tents, which had been set up Thursday afternoon, was cleared by 6 a.m. Friday, said UCLA spokesman Phil Hampton.

Police began giving a dispersal order about 5:15 a.m. Some 40 people obeyed the order and left with their tents and sleeping bags. Another 14 chose to be arrested.

They offered no resistance, and the process was orderly, Hampton said.

They were expected to be cited and released, he said.

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 -- Sam Quinones

twitter.com/samquinones7

Photo: UCLA student protesters near campus Nov. 9. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press.

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