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Occupy Ottawa 2am eviction - audio report w/ interviews

8 arrested, 1 hospitalized, park barricaded

by greg macdougall

View inside cordoned-off Confederation Park.
View inside cordoned-off Confederation Park.
Obert Madondo after being treated at hospital. (credit: Sarah Barbary)
Obert Madondo after being treated at hospital. (credit: Sarah Barbary)

On early Wednesday morning, police moved in to evict Occupy Ottawa from Confederation Park. The move came 26 hours after the eviction deadline from the National Capital Commission.

This report contains interviews from around outside the newly-barricaded park with a member of Occupy Ottawa and also with the media representative of the Ottawa Police. It also features a phone interview from later in the morning with the arrested occupier who had to be taken to hospital after being injured by police during the arrest.

0m50s - James Brummell, legal observer and safety committee member with Occupy Ottawa

4m27s - Inspector Mark Ford with the Ottawa Police

7m13s - Obert Madondo, arrested member of Occupy Ottawa who was taken to hospital

 

Produced by Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca

 

Occupy Ottawa press release: https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupy-ottawa/occupy-ottawa-press-release-police-raideviction-of-confederation-park/179968805430043

Ottawa police press release: http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/mediaroom/newsreleases/11-11-23/0637634b-ed82-41e9-ad1d-f26f8e214db6.aspx

 

 

 

 

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Get your facts straight

There were absolutely no injuries to occupiers on behalf of the police actions.

The one individual who was taken to hospital was due to a pre-existing condition, and taken for his own safety. Get your facts straight.

your source?

hi Jeff, the invididual very clearly explains (starting at 7m:13s) what happened to him and why he ended up in hospital. do you have evidence to counter his description of events?

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