Images: Occupy San Diego

The unrest that started in lower Manhattan weeks ago has spread to the opposite corner of the country and locals have joined in.

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Port of San Diego spokesperson Ron Powell said most of the workers are already in the port so the protest is having little impact.
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The action is part of a wider protest across the West Coast aimed at creating a blockade at key U.S. ports from Anchorage to San Diego.
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Assistant Chief Boyd Long (C) joins other San Diego police and Harbor police at the scene.
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Protesters with the Occupy San Diego movement gathered at Chicano Park early Monday, planning to disrupt business at the Port of San Diego.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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Here, a protestor stands in front of a line of officers in riot gear and records the event.
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San Diego police have not confirmed the number of people taken into custody.
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Witnesses told NBCSanDiego that at least 10 or 11 people were taken into custody. One news camera captured eight arrests.
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After an officer used a megaphone to announce the group needed to disband, officials started removing protestors one at a time.
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Witnesses told NBCSanDiego that at least 10 or 11 people were taken into custody. One news camera captured eight arrests.
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Witnesses told NBCSanDiego that at least 10 or 11 people were taken into custody. One news camera captured eight arrests.
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The officers moved in along 3rd crossing the street just in front of 3rd and B Streets.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters.
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A group of local women gathered to show their solidarity and provide supplies to Occupy San Diego demonstrators on November 12, 2011.
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“We wanted to show that the movement includes average Americans and voters," said one of the event's organizers.
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A group of local women gathered to show their solidarity and provide supplies to Occupy San Diego demonstrators on November 12, 2011.
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The event also included a march from the Civic Center to Horton Plaza mall.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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Occupy San Diego protesters held a funeral march in solidarity with "National Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 , 2011.
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One of the protesters is taken into custody.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Another protester walks in front of the deputies flashing a peace sign. Moments later she was arrested by San Diego police officers. Watch raw video here. WARNING: Graphic Language
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One protester with a video camera confronts the deputies in riot gear.
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Deputies in riot gear line up and walk quietly down the street in the overnight raid. Get the full story here.
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A protester sits in the road in front of a line of deputies in riot gear.
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One Occupy San Diego protests when she realizes one of her friends has been arrested.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Deputies with batons line up in front of protesters in the overnight raid. Get the full story here.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Another officer cuffs a protester and tells media crews to step back.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Watch raw video here. WARNING: Graphic Language
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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An officer using a megaphone warned protesters to disperse.
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Police in riot gear arrest some Occupy San Diego protesters and remove tents from the Civic Center property on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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In these exclusive images, you can see police staging in riot gear before clearing out OccupySD protesters.
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In these exclusive images, you can see police staging in riot gear before clearing out OccupySD protesters. Watch raw video here. WARNING: Graphic Language
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Occupy SD protesters rally around one who was sprayed with pepper spray when police moved in around noon Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
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Occupy SD protesters rally around the final tent left on the Civic Center plaza.
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One protester (L) could be overheard describing what happened during the police movement to a man he called "Dad."
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One Occupy SD protester debates the merits of the cause with someone standing on the plaza steps watching the incident unfold.
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Police officers confront a group of about a dozen protesters who linked their arms to protect a canopy.
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Aerials show the small group of protesters left at the Civic Center after police removed the last tent Friday.
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Officers lined up on the Civic Center property.
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Aerials of the final tent location at the Civic Center.
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Officers stepped in and removed one of the tents from the Civic Center location. As they did, protesters screamed "Don't take our home!"
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San Diego police surrounded the crowd wearing latex gloves.
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Police lined up around the perimeter of the protesters Friday morning.
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Police were prepared with plastic zip ties for possible arrests Friday morning.
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Nearly 100 people have set up camp since Friday's protest.
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The Occupy twist on Monopoly showed donations made to candidates by corporations.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Outside one tent laid a miniature garden.
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Supporters could check out books from the small book cart in the tented area.
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A woman made fresh-squeezed orange juice for tent dwellers.
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"The system is broken," Kimberly Giordano from Canvass for a Cause said about Wall Street.
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Organizers handed out food that was donated by local businesses.
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The Occupy San Diego library allowed people to borrow books while staying in the tent city.
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A map was placed in the middle of the tent city to guide supporters to things such as food and entertainment.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Event organizers met underneath the wish tree to discuss the day's event.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Tres Watson, center, leads the Canvass for a Cause meeting in the middle of the Occupy San Diego tent dwellers.
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Campers have been seen singing, sleeping or talking with fellow supporters while occupying downtown.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Event organizers met underneath the wish tree to discuss the day's event.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Multiple wishes were found throughout the "Wish Tree" where people shared their hopes of the movement.
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Tres Watson, center, leads the Canvass for a Cause meeting in the middle of the Occupy San Diego tent dwellers.
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Campers have been seen singing, sleeping or talking with fellow supporters while occupying downtown.
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A supporter takes a nap while his dog walks outside the tent.
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Occupy SD enters its fourth day Monday as protesters camped out on the Civic Center Square. This image was taken during the initial march on Oct. 7, 2011.
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Protesters gather for the Occupy San Diego event on October 7,2011. The people continuing the protest in the Civic Center area are using signs and tents.
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Protesters camped out in Children's Park Friday night, and planned to continue demonstrating Saturday.
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Tim Hack of La Mesa relies on worker's compensation after an accident at his workplace left him disabled. "I don't want to be camping out here," he said, "but the truth is, current workers compensation conditions are not effective."
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A featured motto of the Occupy San Diego protest.
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I civilian subcommittee of the protest's general assembly directed the march, working with the SDPD to keep the crowds organized.
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Protesters gather for the Occupy San Diego event on October 7,2011.
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A Korean War veteran helped with security. Those walking by thanked him for his service.
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Protesters gather for the Occupy San Diego event on October 7,2011.
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Throughout the Gaslamp, onlookers took photos and watched the protesters.
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Police contained the crowds on motorcycle, bicycle and foot.
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A real estate company employee heard the noise of the protest.
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Protesters filed into Civic Center Plaza
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Friends embraced at the front of the protest
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The protest remained peaceful, and police officers worked in cooperation with demonstrators.
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Activists of all political beliefs joined the march.
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Spectators watched from high rises and other buildings throughout downtown
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A man watched the march on Broadway from a nearby coffee shop.
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Several of the demonstrations featured Vietnam War Era musical sessions.
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A child joined his parents in the demonstrations.
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