Occupation shifts roots around San Diego

by Diana Crofts-Pelayo

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An Occupy San Diego participant, who did not want to give his name, stood patiently answering questions for reporters. One week ago, the San Diego Police Department asked participants camping out in the Civic Center Plaza to remove their tents and property by midnight. By last Friday morning, there were still several tents remaining. Officers arrested two men and used pepper spray as others attempted to remove tents from a circle of protesters. Authorities asked the protesters to pack their belongings because of a World of Dance Tour event planned for Saturday in the plaza and auditorium. Some activists have currently moved to Balboa Park and others started a North County section.