Occupy Vancouver Packs Up: Tents Taken Down
Occupy Vancouver Tent City Comes to an End
After being served an eviction notice on Friday, November 18, the tent city at Occupy Vancouver is being packed up following. The structures in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery are to be cleared out by 2 pm with city officials. Despite the setback however, Occupy Vancouver says they're nowhere near finished.
Results of the Supreme Court Hearing
Following a three-day hearing at the Supreme Court, the ruling was for the tent city which has been going for five weeks outside the art gallery to be dismantled. City officials would help with the dismantling of the site while the union body helped by renting moving trucks to help with the removal of equipment and structures.
By 11 am in the morning, the site had already been on its way to looking as it had over a month before the beginning of the protest. Occupy Vancouver had their last general meeting Sunday night in which they discussed where the movement would be going now. Plans for different "flash occupations" and other protests at different sites were discussed.
What will happen with Occupy Vancouver now?
Not all protesters however planned on leaving, with the city officials being left to deal with them how they pleased.
“This is my home,” affirmed Matt In-The-Hat, who said he has been staying overnight at the Art Gallery site since it took shape five weeks ago. “This is a unity thing. I’m here supporting my friends.”
How the Occupy Vancouver movement will spread their message now is still to be seen as they along with many other movements in Canadian cities face eviction. It seems though that Mayor Gregor Robertson's vow before his re-election however came true.