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Occupy Miami camp broken up in Overtown

February 01, 2012 12:45PM

An Occupy protest in Miami

An Occupy Miami camp was broken up by police last night in Overtown, according to the Miami Herald. Several protesters did not wish to leave, but ultimately did after a brief detention by police. Following the move, the group’s leaders said they would now spread to other camps around Miami-Dade County. “We’ve already got new locations picked out,” said Miami Beach activist Muhammed Malik. “But this is way beyond locations. This is a moment in history.” The camp dismantling was not unexpected, after protesters received an eviction notice this weekend. [Miami Herald]