Ci­ties across Canada take ac­tion to move Oc­cupy pro­test­ers

Ed­mon­ton group lat­est to be told to go

Ottawa Citizen - - CANADA -

ED­MON­TON • By tonight, an­other of Canada’s Oc­cupy en­camp­ments — many of which re­cently have been forced to fold — may be­come va­cant.

Oc­cupy Ed­mon­ton pro­test­ers who defy an 11 p.m. Sun- day dead­line to leave a down­town lot will be “sub­ject to re­moval by law­ful means,” ac­cord­ing to a let­ter sent Satur­day af­ter­noon by the cor­po­rate owner of the land.

The no­tice in­forms Oc- cupy Ed­mon­ton demon­stra­tors that Mel­cor Inc., will file a com­plaint with the city and ask that Ed­mon­ton po­lice of­fi­cers help with the evic­tion.

The Oc­cupy movement has faded in sev­eral west­ern Cana­dian ci­ties.

Pro­test­ers in Van­cou­ver have been given a Mon- day dead­line to shut down their tent city. Camps in Regina and Vic­to­ria have been dis­man­tled, but demon­stra­tors in Cal­gary vow to stay in Olympic Plaza.

En­camp­ments in Mon­treal and in Que­bec City have been dis­man­tled, leav­ing a hand­ful of pro­test­ers with no perma- nent struc­tures to “oc­cupy.”

In Toronto, Jus­tice David Brown will rule Mon­day whether Oc­cupy pro­test­ers must re­move their en­camp­ment from St. James Park, close to the city’s fi­nan­cial district..

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