Two days after a court-appointed deadline calling for their eviction, Occupy Pittsburgh members said they were voluntarily leaving their camp site.
The group said in a statement that its members suspect Allegheny County sheriff William Mullen, whose office was tasked with evicting them, supports their cause because his deputies had not yet shown up to force their removal. Sheriff Mullen asked to withhold comment until another day.
Between one and two dozen protesters gathered in Mellon Green, where they had been camping since Oct. 15, to share some final thoughts on the camp and to declare that their group will continue to act, protesting in other ways. They then marched briefly Downtown while sheriff's deputies and Pittsburgh police monitored them.
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