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Occupy London, Ontario - Eviction day

Before the eviction

Occupy London received eviction notices on Tuesday, November 8th. There was an official press conference, and many “notice and order” papers were taped at the occupation site (on all of the tents, on street poles in the park, on the occupation porta-potty, etc).  An eviction notice even was taped to the sign that said "sorry for the inconvenience -- we are trying to change the world"

These photos were taken that day.  There are notes about specific photos in the set on Flickr.

The eviction deadline was 6pm that night, and a few of these photos were taken during the rally that evening.  One photo shows some of the people who very large tarp covered tents and some supplies.  During the rally, people linked their arms together to surround the tarp with a human chain.

The eviction

On Wednesday, November 9th around 12:30am, the police surrounded the park, and they parked ambulances within view of the occupiers. Garbage trucks also were driven out there to destroy people's belongings.  Supplies and tents were stolen by police, or those items were just fed into the garbage trucks. The next day, two occupiers were arrested in the park.

 

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