VANCOUVER — Protestors from Occupy Vancouver began dismantling their latest tent city located at the provincial court grounds at Robson Square Tuesday night. Many remaining protestors failed to establish a new camp at Grandview Park. Upon arrival they discovered that the park closed at 10 p.m. and that authorities would have immediate authority to remove occupants after that time. After discussion it was agree upon that they would all go home for the night but agreed to meet up the next morning to discuss plans to create another settlement in Stanley Park by the totem poles. However, since this is federally owned land, the occupy Vancouver camp might not be granted permission to stay. The Vancouver Police issued a statement Tuesday afternoon asking that “the protestors not to resist in any way that could jeopardize their safety.”
TORONTO — The Toronto occupation in St James Park seems to have come to a peaceful end with protestors leaving tents after a settlement with Police. According to reports, some occupiers were hesitant to leave because of the communal library that was housed within the encampment. Some had gone so far as to chain themselves to the library tent so as not to have it destroyed. Luckily police were able to come to an agreement with protestors and agreed not to have any of the books destroyed. The takedown was seen as peaceful with no major clashes occurring.
The occupy movement in Canada started after the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York began to gain prominence. Many occupy movements across the world were held, however, most have been taken down now by government officials. The demands of the movement are not completely cohesive from city to city but generally are about addressing the disparity between the few very rich and the many poor.