NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally in Foley Square before marching though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the 'Occupy Wall…
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(WXYZ) - Just as most cities nationwide are in financial crisis, the Occupy Movement is driving up overtime costs. Nine different cities nationwide have spent more than $10 million dollars trying to contain the protests.
So far, Detroit has not released estimates concerning the Occupy Detroit movement. The protestors are supposed to vacate Grand Circus Park today.
New York City alone has spent $6 million on the Occupy protests. Most of the money is for police overtime as well as sanitation and clean-up costs.
The Washington Post is reporting that Oakland, CA., has spent $1 million so far. Philadelphia is reporting $492,000 in police overtime. Denver is putting the price of its response at $365,000 so far. Cincinnati is reporting $128,000 in overtime bills.
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