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Colorado Leaders Adding Up Costs Of ‘Occupy Denver’

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Occupy Denver protesters congregate near the state Capitol on Friday night. (credit: CBS)

Occupy Denver protesters congregate near the state Capitol on Friday night. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – State and city leaders are adding up the cost of all the added security needed for the Occupy Denver protests.

Several dozen people were still manning the streets around Civic Center Park on Monday. They blame corporate greed for the nation’s economic problems.

Nearly 50 people have been arrested since Friday. Most of them were arrested for refusing to leave the park after it was closed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Occupy Denver

Eight anti-Wall Street protesters challenging Colorado Springs’ no camping ordinance were issued written warnings.

Most protesters in Denver and Colorado Springs have been avoiding arrests by not setting up tents in the city parks. Protesters in Denver have been avoiding the no-camping ban by sleeping on the sidewalk. Protesters in Colorado Springs have been sleeping in shifts, but not using tents.

Denver police and the Colorado State Patrol say they could know the cost of keeping the peace by the end of the week.

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