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BERKELEY (AP) — Police are moving to break up a demonstration at the University of California at Berkeley that started when anti-Wall Street protesters tried to establish an encampment on campus.

Videos being live-streamed from outside the university’s main administration building Wednesday night showed officers in riot gear pulling people off the steps as the crowd chanted, “We are the 99 percent!” and “Stop Beating Students!”

The university reported earlier in the evening that an administrator had told the protesters they could stay around the clock for a week, but only if they didn’t pitch tents, use stoves or other items that would suggest people were sleeping there.

The protesters voted not to comply with the demand.

A campus spokeswoman had said officers would give people a 10-minute warning before moving in to arrest people who did not comply.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press)

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