Loading articles...

Police dismantle Occupy camp near city hall

Occupy Toronto protesters who’ve been camped out near Toronto City Hall for three weeks have been forced to dismantle their tents.

There were a handful of tents up when police officers arrived around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. People in haz-mat suits helped to dismantle the makeshift camp on the grounds of 361 University Ave.

The police officers were apparently assisting Infrastructure Toronto with the eviction.

The protesters have been camped out in the area since Jan. 17, when a budget debate took place at city hall. There was a large protest outside city hall to protest proposed service cuts.

City officials handed the protesters an eviction notice last month under the Trespass to Property Act, the same one used to evict Occupy protesters at St. James Park last November.