OAKLAND (KCBS) – 12 people were arrested overnight as Oakland police dismantled a teepee erected by Occupy demonstrators in Frank Ogawa Plaza that city officials said violated the terms of a permit.

Police Chief Howard Jordan revoked the permit Monday because Occupiers were sleeping in and around the teepee, cooking and serving food there and using the area for storage.

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Police in riot gear moved in just before midnight on Wednesday to dismantle the encampment. A small group of demonstrators marched to the Oakland Police Department headquarters to protest the police action.

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KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Occupy demonstrators have tried unsuccessfully to establish encampments at several other sites downtown and in West Oakland since police dismantled the first Occupy encampment outside City Hall in November.

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