Permitted, Policed: SF Cops Warn Occupy SF of Arrests

No permits but plenty of police

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    San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr says that the Occupy San Francisco protesters could be busted at any time.

    We'll take your money and give you permits, but that doesn't mean you can't be busted.

    The message delivered by San Francisco police to Occupy San Francisco's protesters encamped at Justin Herman Plaza was clear Tuesday: the group is subject to arrest at any time.

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    Police chief Greg Suhr issued the warning via letter on Tuesday evening, according to the San Francisco Examiner. The campers, who have been set up in the park near The Embarcadero since early October, are violating city law by using flames to cook and by camping overnight, according to the police.

    After arresting several protesters earlier in the week, police had told the Occupiers that they had no future plans to make arrests.

    Occupy protesters say they applied for a cooking permit, but were denied.