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‘Occupy Newark’ Ends

Newark, NJ
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Protesters have been removed from a city park where an encampment called Occupy Newark has been set up for the past two and a half months.

The Star-Ledger reports that Newark police removed the remaining eight tents Wednesday morning around 1 a.m.

In December, the city council adopted an ordinance to give the group permission to stay in the park. The most recent extension expired last week.

Activists tell the newspaper they will continue to press their demands, including for an overhaul of city schools and increased tax revenue from Prudential.

The removal was peaceful and there were no arrests.

The number of people camping out fluctuated, reaching about two dozen at one point. The campers included a mix of activists and some homeless Newark residents.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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