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Emily Eddy (L), 22, a medic with the Occupy Seattle movement, helps clean up as fellow protesters take down their tents at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington on Friday after an eviction notice was posted.
Deadlines for Occupy Boston and Occupy Seattle to vacate their protest camps came and went without confrontation with police on Friday, as most demonstrators helped dismantle the sites and clean up the area where some had lived for as long as two months.
But in Boston, a small contingent vowed to stay on and risk arrest, the Boston Herald reported.
Boston protesters had a deadline of midnight Thursday to move out of Dewey Square, under an order from Mayor Thomas Menino, after a judge refused to grant the protesters an injunction to protect them from an anti-camping rule.
The larger tents in the square that had been used for communication, health and food had been hauled away, but about two dozen occupiers were hunkered down Friday afternoon and making winter camping plans, according the Herald.
About 100 protesters had been occupying part of Seattle Central Community College campus in the city. They lost their appeal on Dec. 2 for the court to impose an injunction against an emergency rule ordering them to leave, citing health and safety concerns.
Eviction notices were posted several days later, giving them 72 hours to leave. As of noon, about two-thirds of the 100 or so protesters staying on the grounds had taken down their tents, according to a report from NBC station KING in Seattle.
In was unclear whether or where the Seattle protesters would set up a new base. They were expected to take part in an Occupy movement action to march on ports all along the West coast on Monday.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a protest against corporate greed and influence in the political system and growing economic disparity in the country. In many cities, police have cleared protesters' camps in recent weeks, but protesters are planning their next actions.
This article includes reporting from NBC station KING 5 of Seattle.
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