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San Francisco Supes Committee Show Support Of Occupy Encampment

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Tents at the Occupy SF encampment in Justin Herman Plaza, October 27, 2011. (CBS)

Tents at the Occupy SF encampment in Justin Herman Plaza, October 27, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Occupy SF received a show of support Monday at San Francisco City Hall, when a Board of Supervisors committee approved a resolution endorsing the continuing anti-Wall Street protests at Justin Herman Plaza.

Many city politicians have voiced support of the Occupy movement, but the around the clock occupation of Justin Herman Plaza has been controversial.

“I’m really excited about the consciousness being raised across the country, and the examples of it here,” said John Avalos, a supervisor and mayoral candidate, who authored the resolution to allow the protesters to camp overnight.

There was no opposition to the resolution at the hearing — only protesters and their supporters.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

“This movement has come together to eliminate the exploitation taking place by the one percent on the 99 percent,” one said.

This resolution put pressure on Mayor Ed Lee to let the protesters stay where they are.

Rumors surfaced last week about a possible police removal of the tent city, but a raid did not occur.

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