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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Law enforcement officers early Sunday removed about a dozen tents set up by Occupy Minnesota.

The tents were pitched on the plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center in defiance of a county directive. Some members of Occupy Minnesota praised the way police and sheriff’s deputies carried out the removal.

“The police weren’t really that mean. They were actually pretty nice and informative,” said one protester.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

Another man who spent Saturday night in a sleeping bag on the government center plaza agreed.

“The police officers that were coming to take our tents away were very peaceable and I was impressed,” he said.

Despite cool nights, Occupy Minnesota continues its demonstration.

“I know the world itself is hearing us. Many nations you’re seeing the same thing happening that’s happening here,” a protester said.

There were no arrests or injuries during the tent removal around 1 a.m. Sunday.

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