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Police overtime costs associated with the responding to Occupy Portland protests have climbed to $1.29 million dollars, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Occupy Portland protests began on October 6, and protesters camped in two downtown parks for five weeks.

Hundreds of officers were used during the eviction from those camps, and also during the daylong bank protests on November 17.

According to a survey by The Associated Press, during the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services.

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