November 12th, 2011
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Officals attempt to shut down occupy protests after 4 deaths

occupy londonLondon: After the death of 4 people the City leaders across the US are under immense pressure too shut down Occupy protest encampments. Two men died in shootings and two others were fiund dead inside their tents this week.

One was found dead yesterday inside a tent at the Occupy Salt Lake City encampment, from what police said was a combination of drug use and carbon monoxide from a propane heater. On Thursday, a man was shot and killed at the Occupy Oakland camp in California, and a military veteran apparently shot himself to death in a tent at an encampment in Burlington, Vermont.

The deaths come after a 53-year-old man was found dead inside a tent at the Occupy New Orleans encampment on Tuesday. The Times-Picayune newspaper reported that he appeared to have been dead for two days.

Some officials have been desperately pleading to protestors to leave.  “With last night’s homicide, in broad daylight, in the middle of rush hour, Frank Ogawa Plaza is no longer safe,” the letter said. “Please leave peacefully, with your heads held high, so we can get police officers back to work fighting crime in Oakland neighbourhoods,” officials said.

Mayor Jean Quan said the city would issue another official notice to protesters to leave the camp, but she did not give a deadline.


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