11/23/11, "Occupy Protests Cost Nation’s Cities At Least $13 Million," AP, CBS Local
"A survey by The Associated Press shows the Occupy movement has cost local taxpayers nationwide at least $13 million since the protests began.
The data was collected from government agencies in 18 cities with active protests. The numbers reflect costs incurred through Nov. 15, the day protesters were evicted from the New York City encampment.
The costs in each city are more or less in line with the price of policing major public events and emergencies. But the price of the protests is rising by the day."
The AP ends by telling you such costs are commonplace for policing "major public events." That's the AP. ed.
via Hot Air