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Man dies in fall from parking garage near Occupy San Diego site

October 10, 2011 |  4:30 pm

The Occupy San Diego movement behind City Hall

A man in his mid-40s fell or jumped to his death Monday afternoon from the 11-story parking structure adjacent to San Diego City Hall, police said.

Police are investigating initial reports that the man may have been attempting to hang a banner in support of the Occupy San Diego movement about 3 p.m.

Several hundred protesters are camped out in the plaza adjacent to City Hall and the parking structure.

The man's body hit the pavement outside a hamburger restaurant at the corner of the plaza. He was declared dead at the scene. Political pamphlets were found in his pockets.


Man who fell to his death near protest was suicide

Several hundred protesters continue 'Occupy San Diego'

Los Angeles lawmakers cheer on protesters outside City Hall 

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photos: The Occupy San Diego movement behind City Hall. Credit: Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times