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October 28th, 2011
05:01 AM ET

Talk Back: Should cities prevent Occupy protestors–not from protesting–but from camping out?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

It's a difficult question. If you're a protestor, the answer is simple, forever. If you're a police officer, it's not that easy. Especially in light of what happened in Oakland.

As Oakland police tried to clear out "Occupy Oakland" protestors, Scott Olsen, an Iraq war veteran, was injured. Protesters insist over-zealous police lobbed a tear gas canister into the crowd, hitting Olsen in the head. Oakland police are now investigating the incident.

In New York, the city's "Sergeant's Benevolent Association" claims twenty officers have been injured trying to "keep order" in Zuccotti Park.

In Georgia, the mayor decided to clear out "Occupy Atlanta" protestors because he said things were getting out of hand. Many protestors are incredulous, they say "chaos" ensues only when police try to rob them of the right to protest.

Talk Back: Should cities prevent Occupy protestors–not from protesting–but from camping out?

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