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Occupy San Diego: Nine more arrested, one from a tree

December 5, 2011 |  3:08 pm

Nine more Occupy San Diego protesters were arrested Monday, pushing the total to more than 100 since the protest began Oct. 7, officials said.

The nine were attempting to pitch tents in the civic plaza behind City Hall, where police are enforcing a municipal code ordinance banning camping in public places. A federal judge last week rejected a request from Occupy San Diego protesters to restrain the police from enforcing the ordinance.

One of the nine had to be plucked from a tree, police said.

The San Diego  Police Department has put the cost of law enforcement related to the Occupy protest at more than $2.4 million. The figure includes salaries and overtime.

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