Occupy Ottawa is under attack! The National Capital Commission (NCC) served the movement with a notice of eviction from Confederation Park earlier today. The peaceful Occupiers are required to vacate the park by mid night. But they’re not going down without a fight. At their General Assembly this evening, they resolved, by a 90 per cent consensus, to resist the eviction.
This release from the movement:
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Nov. 18, 2011:
Even as the threat of eviction from Confederation Park looms larger, the Occupy Ottawa movement is getting stronger, says Arun Smith.
Yesterday, the movement held simultaneous marches before four key Ottawa landmarks: the Canadian Human Rights Monument, US embassy, Novotel hotel and the Sparks Street Mall.
Before leaving the park, the protesters observed a minute of silence to honor Occupy movements facing eviction and police brutality across the world.
(Originally Published on Occupy Ottawa website)
The Occupy Ottawa Movement observed a moment of silence before its General Assembly last night to commemorate the death of Vancouver Occupier, Ashlie Gough. The 23-year-old Victoria native died of an apparent overdose at the Occupy Vancouver encampment on November 5.