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Protesters take over Harvard Yard

After brief lockout, students pitch tents, vow a lengthy stay

CAMBRIDGE — A colorful collection of tents appeared late last night in Harvard Yard, placed there by student protesters laying claim to the storied patch of land as part of the national Occupy movement.

The first tents were planted in the shadow of John Harvard’s statue a little past 10:30 p.m. Within 45 minutes, about 20 stood there.

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