U.S. Cities Have Spent $13 Million on Occupy Wall Street So Far

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Police on horseback monitor protestors affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement during a march past City Hall  on November 17, 2011 in New York City. The day has been marked by sporadic violence, arrests, and injuries sustained by both protestors and police. Protestors marched around Wall Street throughout the morning, attempting to disrupt businesses from operating.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Burton/2011 Getty Images

Occupy demonstrations around the country have cost eighteen cities a combined $13 million and counting, which was spent almost entirely on police overtime. As of November 15, $7 million had been spent in New York City alone. Other top spenders include Oakland ($2.4 million) and Portland ($785,000), while Dallas reported no extra costs at all. Lawsuits will be the cherry on top.