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U. of California Police Break Up Occupy Protesters’ Farm Encampment

University of California police officers on Monday raided a farm encampment set up by protesters over the weekend on a tract of land owned by the Berkeley campus, leading to the arrests of at least three people, according to the Associated Press. The protesters spent the weekend clearing the land and planting crops. In a written statement, the university said one person had been arrested for trespassing and interfering with the police during the early-morning raid, which took place around 4:30 a.m. The university said two people were later arrested on the same charges. Protesters occupied nearby land, known as the Gill Tract, for weeks last year before being removed by the police.

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