SHAME on Bloomberg!!!
Occupy Ottawa Eviction - Nov 23rd,2011 - 3:00 am on scene#1
The People united will never be evicted
Ottawa - 10 police cars showed up at 2:10 am this morning to remove Occupy Ottawa campers who had barricaded themselves in.
By 2:30 am, witnesses reported around 100 police officers present. Some of the campers were dragged out of the park. Homeless people who were living in the park were forced to relocate to other parks, alleyways and benches throughout the rest of the city.
"The police response seemed to be excessive given the numbers of those who were resisting and the passive nature of their resistance," said Paul Boudreau, who came down to offer his support.
One of the occupiers, Obert Madondo, was taken to the hospital. According to witnesses, he was injured by the police while they forcibly stopped him from linking arms with the other campers.
"We will now discuss our next moves at our General Assembly this evening" said Kevin Donaghy, one of those arrested and released this morning.
"This is just the beginning. In just over a month, we have drawn the world’s attention to the problems that exist when 1% have too much control over what happens to the rest of us. Now we move forward."
A protest against the forcible eviction will be held at 3 pm at the NCC headquarters today and a General Assembly will take place at Ottawa University tonight at 6:30 pm in the University Centre.
Occupy Ottawa will also be protesting the Conservatives’ omnibus crime bill this Saturday at noon.
For more information, call 289-795-2200, 613-513-8070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Obert’s statment moments after reuniting with other occupy ottawa evictees- This isn’t the beginning of the end, it is the end of the beginning
The Charter, he wrote, doesn’t permit protesters taking over public space without asking and excluding “the rest of the public from enjoying their traditional use of that space, and then contend that they are under no obligation to leave.”
Although, this may not apply to Occupy Ottawa.