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Charlotte Police Remove Occupy Tents

Seven people were arrested as officers broke up the Occupy Charlotte tent city, across the street from police headquarters on Monday.

Seven people were arrested as officers broke up the Occupy Charlotte tent city, across the street from police headquarters on Monday.

Those arrested faced misdemeanor charges of resist, obstruct and delay. The action took about an hour. Tents were handled with care, and not destroyed as has been the case with many occupy encampments across the country.

Charlotte police returned early Tuesday and aimed their spotlights on the front lawn, where police had evicted dozens of protesters and torn down at least 30 tents Monday afternoon.

After awakening the Occupy Charlotte participants with their floodlights, police officers walked onto the lawn and ordered the protesters to leave. There were no arrests.

Occupy Charlotte members and their attorney have a court hearing Tuesday and plan on asking a judge to prevent the city from enforcing a newly-adopted ordinance that prohibits protesters from camping on city-owned property.

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