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German police begin clearing Frankfurt Occupy camp from front of European Central Bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ' Frankfurt police are preparing to clear a tent-camp of about 300 Occupy protesters from near the European Central Bank.
Police spokesman Manfred Vonhausen said Wednesday the protesters have been told they need to leave after a court upheld a ruling the camp was a threat to public safety. He says everything is quiet at the site so far.
The dapd news agency reports about 30 police trucks were at the scene and many of the protesters were sitting to form a blockade of the area.
Vonhausen says he expects the camp to be cleared in the course of the day.
The camp has been in a park across from the ECB in Europe's financial hub for months, where there have also been Occupy protests that have drawn thousands of demonstrators.