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Last updated on Monday, December 12, 2011
(BLOOMINGTON) - Occupy Wall Street protesters in Bloomington are settling in for the long haul as city officials say efforts to clean up behaviors and reduce complaints from businesses and residents appear to be working.
The encampment at Peoples Park has brought in portable toilets to address sanitation issues and has set up a kitchen with a propane-fueled stove, a library with several hundred books and a sign reading "Welcome Winter."
The Herald-Times reports many campers have added cots or extra padding in their tents for warmth.
Participant Ryan Conway says the Bloomington protest is "as strong or stronger than it has ever been."
The Peoples Park protest had drawn complaints from local business owners angered by drug use and poor sanitation, but the portable toilets have helped address those concerns.
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