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Published on Thursday December 22, 2011 - 11:56 AM
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EUGENE, Oregon - Some campers at Occupy Eugene are beginning to comply with orders to leave a city park, although others say they'll try to stay.

The Register-Guard newspaper said its reporter was turned away from a meeting Wednesday that the Occupy group recommended on its Website for those who planned to engage in civil disobedience.

About 150 people were reported at the downtown encampment as the City Council, alarmed by fighting in the camp, voted Tuesday to end it.

Chief Pete Kerns told reporters Wednesday the police haven't set a firm deadline and are trying to avoid a confrontation.

Some said as they left that they're homeless and don't know what to do next.

A few tried to camp in an alley near the park, but police quickly ousted them.