On Remembrance Day, in the middle of a windstorm, more than 30 police officers from the Halifax Regional Police descended on Victoria Park to evict, by order of Mayor Peter Kelly, the Occupy Nova Scotia movement that had been living there since Tuesday.
At least four people were arrested, some dragged through the mud, for engaging in peaceful protest. Police began tearing tents down early this afternoon, bundling them in garbage bags and stuffing them in the back of a large white truck. Protesters chanted “Shame”, “Solidarity”, and attempted to stand their ground as orange-coated police squads pushed them off.
A short video by goldford23 shows more:
The protesters had moved to Victoria Park from Grand Parade, where they had been living since October 15th, out of respect for the city’s Remembrance Day Ceremonies. They were planning on returning tomorrow.
Audio Clips and BeaconVJ footage to follow.