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Occupy Oakland protesters set up tents as they demonstrate for net neutrality at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. About 20 demonstrators participated and police were on scene but were not making arrests. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A protest by a group calling itself Occupy Google resulted in the arrest of 10 people late Tuesday night after they refused to leave the Internet giant's campus, according to police.

The protesters were staging a demonstration calling for net neutrality at Google headquarters in Mountain View. About 20 demonstrators wearing matching blue shirts reading "Defend Internet freedom" arrived and pitched tents on the company's campus.

Google allowed the protesters to stay on their campus during the day but requested they leave for the night, Mountain View police Sgt. Saul Jaeger said. Google security notified Mountain View police about the protesters during the day, and police made contact with the group and left.

"It was a very peaceful demonstration," Jaeger said. "Google was OK with the protest, as long as it was not blocking business and remained peaceful."

When it became apparent the protesters wanted to remain overnight, police were called out again, Jaeger said.

Tuesday night, Google security and Mountain View police warned the protesters several times they would be arrested for trespassing if they did not pack up and leave. Jaeger said Google told the protesters they could return in the morning.

"We want to make every effort to not have to arrest anybody," Jaeger said. "They were warned several times of the ramifications."

At 11 p.m., some of the protesters did leave, but two of them sat down and refused to go, Jaeger said. Others also remained, and at Google's request, they were arrested for trespassing.

On its website, the Occupy Google group said, "We are here to call on Google and all its employees to stand up and join us in the fight for a free and open Internet."

Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter.com/markmgomez.