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#FF: Occupy Nova Scotia on Twitter

It’s been an interesting Remembrance Day – a lovely ceremony and an eviction notice for Occupy Nova Scotia. Gazette assistant news editor Torey Ellis is on her way now to give us a full report on what’s going on, but for now your best bet for breaking news is on Twitter.
Below are a few of the standout threads thus far. Other notable tweeters to follow are the official  OccupyNS  account,  halifaxtweeters  for a cross-section of opinions, or haligonia and OpenFile’s @nealozano  for solid news.
Hashtags include #OccupyMayorKellysLawn.
Tim Bousquet The Coast‘s @Tim_Bousquet:
  • Notice of eviction posted at Victoria Park, two police paddy wagons on site. Occupiers very upset, discussing how to get arrested.
  • Eviction notice is signed by “Acting CAO Mike Labrecque”—actual CAO Richard Butts skips town every weekend, to be with family in Toronto.
  • I figured Butts’ weekends were his own business, but if he can’t own evicting the Occupiers, we’ve got a problem.
  • I’m editing an audio clip right now, interview with well-spoken Occupier who feels the city’s actions are cowardly.
  •  As Occupier John Thibeault tells it, he went to Grand Parade to lay wreath on cenotaph on behalf of Occupiers. Veterans welcomed him.
  •  I’m editing an audio clip right now, interview with well-spoken Occupier who feels the city’s actions are cowardly.
  •  An Afghani War vet asked to walk up to the cenotaph with Thibeault, to jointly lay the wreath. Which was done, mutual respect.
  •  Thibeault then talked with Peter Kelly, expressed his desire to sit down with him to work out problems. Kelly smiled and shook his hand.
  • At that very moment the cops were showing up at Victoria Park.

haligonia.ca HalifaxHaligonia:

Waye Mason WayeMason:

  • For those keeping track, 1st notice to leave Vic Park was at noon, police started taking tents down at 2pm. #halifax #nspoli #occupyNS #fb

Trevor J. Adams HalifaxMagazine Trevor J. Adams

  • Kind of an obvious thing to say but choosing today to try to evict #occupyns is one of the dumbest things #Halifax govt has done in a while.
Leilani Graham-Laidlaw
Leilani Graham-Laidlaw
Leilani was Online Editor for Volume 144 of the Gazette.
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