Police move in on Occupy Toronto protesters in St. James Park
Police have moved in to enforce the eviction order at St. James Park after making three announcements requesting protesters leave.
Officers have been moving through the park from tent to tent, asking protesters to vacate the area. The central gazebo has been barricaded, with boards and signs on all sides, and a few people remaining within.
City bylaw officers have also arrived in the park and were taping pieces of paper, each with a letter and a number, to tents and structures. One bylaw officer explained they were photographing all the structures for the purposes of record-keeping.
Occupiers were beating a drum and chanting “we occupy” and “make the rich pay.” Protesters had been shouting at police, with a spontaneous chant erupting of “Whose park? Our park.”