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San Francisco 'Occupy' Protesters Avoid Clash With Police Over Justin Herman Plaza Camp

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Occupy protestors who gathered at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco overnight to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy protests avoided clashes with police.

A couple dozen protestors with tents remained at the plaza Tuesday morning.

San Francisco police gave protestors a 6 a.m. deadline to disassemble any tents pitched in the plaza Monday night, police said.

By 6 a.m. the protestors had voluntarily collapsed the tents and only a small group of police officers remained at the plaza.

A San Francisco police spokesman said the protestors were cooperative and took down tents that were pitched over night without assistance from police.

KCBS' Chris Filippi and Holly Quan Report:

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