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Occupy Protest Costs Rising 

Police tab now up to $33,691.94.

Add another $2,737.94 to the Richmond Police Department’s tab. According to figures obtained by Style Weekly, that’s how much in overtime pay the department paid officers to police a massive demonstration by Occupy Richmond protesters at Monroe and Festival Park early last month.

Thus far, Occupy Richmond has cost both the city and state a total of $33,691.94. But that figure does not include the cost of monitoring the current Occupy Richmond encampment, which remains on the front lawn of Richmond Free Press publisher Ray Boone’s south Richmond home. The city recently cited Boone, who lives next door to Mayor Dwight Jones, for various zoning violations related to the encampment.

Will Carino, a member of Occupy Richmond’s media team, says the protesters will remain on the property for as long as they have Boone’s blessing, though a change of venue is being considered. “The question now is, do we want a continuous occupation or something more sporadic,” Carino says.

Asked where the group will occupy next, Carino says only “there are a lot of ideas being discussed.”

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