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The St. Louis Police Department removed the Occupy St. Louis folks from Kiener Plaza last night.

Via St. Louis Activist Hub and @Taunia_Adams:

@DKSheets David Sheets

OK, bring in the Clorox truck: @rlippmann Parks crew is beginning to clear the grounds of #OccupySTL protest. 7 hours ago

@DKSheets David Sheets

Kiener Plaza now cleaner plaza? #STL #OccupySTL 7 hours ago

David Sheets @DKSheets St. Louis, MO Writer, editor at St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com; president, St. Louis chapter, Society for Professional Journalists

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Really? Anything about what’s being protested?

@CheathamKMOV Craig Cheatham

Visitor leaving #occupystl protest says “it smells like hippie!” #notquitePolo 16 hours ago

Craig Cheatham @CheathamKMOV Saint Louis Investigative reporter trying to tell stories in fewer than 140 chars. I need more time!

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Because when you’re covering a story where anyone spends a significant amount of time outside, like a youth organization camp out or a professional sporting event locker room post game, you should always mention hippies.

It’s time to convene another panel on blogger ethics.