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7:54 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Death in OKC Tent City

Oklahoma City, OK – Man found dead in tent at Okla. City protest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Police say a man has been found dead inside his tent at a protest at a park in downtown Oklahoma City.

Police Lt. Kevin Barnes says the death isn't considered suspicious, but authorities have not determined how the man died. Barnes says someone called 911 about 2:40 p.m. Monday after he was found dead inside his tent at Kerr Park.

Protesters have been camped for several weeks at the park as part of an Occupy OKC event coordinated with similar Wall Street protests around the country.

Fellow protest participant Mark Faulk says the man was in his early 30s and was homeless. Faulk says the man had delivered a passionate speech Sunday night about the problems of homelessness and drug abuse.