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Occupy Salt Lake protesters told to leave park after man dies

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City's police chief has ordered all protesters to leave a city park after authorities found a man dead inside his tent.

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The Occupy Salt Lake group has been in Pioneer Park for weeks, protesting what they say is corporate greed, in solidarity with the larger Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and elsewhere.

Police say the body of a man in his 40s was found Friday morning in a tent. A cause of death was not available, but authorities say it did not immediately appear to be foul play.

Police Chief Chris Burbank says the group will now have to pack up and leave by Saturday evening or risk arrest. He says those who want to be arrested to make a point will be taken in peacefully.

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