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Forum Post: --URGENT!-- Occupy Nova Scotia Being Forceably evicted/raided

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 2:03 p.m. EST by Binary (1)
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Right now the police are foceably evicting The Occupy movement in Nova Scotia from Victoria park. During a massive rain storm. They are showing no reguard for personal property, and throwing entire tents into garbage bags then dragging them through water to be thrown into moving trucks.

When some of the protesters refused to move one man was maced. There have been several arrests.

The Occupy movement was supposed to relocate today but that was near impossible in this level of cold wind and rain. Then police swooped in.

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[-] 2 points by raskuul (2) from New York, NY 8 years ago

Let's clear something up right now. NO ONE was maced. Mace is illegal in Canada. Tents will be available for claiming later, and if they were "dragged through water" (unlikely a puddle, considering camp was on a slope) it was because it was downpouring. This isn't the first time posters have bent the truth in the name of an agenda, and I'm sick of reading propaganda in order to generate misplaced anger. From the statement issued, "Halifax Regional Police had received over 50 public complaints regarding the protesters, including noise complaints, drug use, minor assaults, medical emergencies, aggressive and threatening behaviour, and defecating in the bushes. In the last week, we had other citizens refused access to Victoria Park, including a woman in a wheelchair who wasn’t allowed to pass through, another woman who was spat on, and a family who couldn't bicycle in the park after protesters threatened and swore at them. " Do I believe them this time? HelI yeah. Why? I myself have seen several other acts of open drug dealing, Truther graffiti on the war memorial, taking a leak or a dump wherever they wanted (gross), vandalism of good, innocent people's property and general a$$hole behaviour from this camp that I didn't bother to report out of an apparently misplaced sense of solidarity, but it's time to stand up and call bullshit on this embarrassment to the movement in Halifax. Heck, half of the student campers blew their donated money to joyride via chartered bus down to OWS this week-end. Wtf clowns?? That money was SUPPOSED to be for the winter!!

This camp had nothing to do with the OWS spirit. Way to screw up a good thing, guys.

[-] 1 points by TheKing (93) 8 years ago

A fine model for NYPD to follow.

[-] 1 points by Binary (1) 8 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnvGTgF4OG4 I took this video this morning. There is many more videos I took today I will try to put up later.

Also the situation is as far as I know that the protesters were tricked. They moved out of one grand parade square. (where remembrance services were to be held), They moved to pay respect to the veterans then in the new park they had planned to move back later today. But early this morning during a massive wind and rainstorm they were issued a Eviction notice. They had planned to move as soon as they weather subsided, but then they were raided by the police during the middle of the storm.

[-] 1 points by crashingglobalmarkets (43) from Brick, NJ 8 years ago

Its happened or will across canada tho no violence injuries or arrests at any but yours

[-] 1 points by Droid24JG (119) from New York, NY 8 years ago

No Video, no comment.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

wait for better weather

[-] 0 points by velveeta (230) 8 years ago

Why do Canadians continue to swear allegiance to a European monarch?

[-] 0 points by gr57 (457) 8 years ago

They were probably told to leave, didn't and not the mounties are there to enforce the law. Really not a crime

[-] 0 points by Rob (881) 8 years ago

I would venture a guess that they were asked politely to leave, as that is the Canadian way, but they probably refused so Dudley Do-Right did what needed to be done.

[-] 0 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 8 years ago

What can I do? I'm from Moncton.