Police begin removing Occupy camp in Toronto

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Posted: Nov 23, 2011 10:16 AM
Police begin removing Occupy camp in Toronto

Authorities are dismantling the Occupy Toronto camp to jeers from protesters but in an operation that has seen no major confrontations.

Police began surrounding St. James Park in downtown Toronto just after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday to begin the operation to clear out tents and other structures in place since Oct. 15.

City bylaw officers have gone from tent to tent asking anyone inside to vacate before removing the shelters.

The action came after a shrinking number of activists waited two nights for authorities to enforce a court order that the camp be taken down.

A Toronto judge upheld a city eviction order on Monday saying the protesters were trespassing.