New injunction sought for Occupy Vancouver

The B.C. government is seeking another injunction after Occupy Vancouver moves one block to courthouse.

Attorney General Shirley Bond

The B.C. government is seeking another injunction after Occupy Vancouver moved one block from the art gallery lawn to courthouse Monday.

A B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Friday ordered protest campers to vacate the Vancouver Art Gallery site on Friday, with a deadline for 2 p.m. Monday. Several of the squatters picked up tents and moved them to Robson Square, in a covered area under the Vancouver courthouse building.

Attorney General Shirley Bond issued the following statement Monday evening:

“I understand that members of the Occupy movement have relocated to the courthouse at Robson Square. I have asked our ministry legal counsel to do the work necessary tonight to prepare an application for an injunction to present to the courts in the morning. It is essential that we ensure the public has access to the courts. I am also very concerned that by re-establishing their camp within close proximity of the Vancouver Art Gallery, these members of Occupy Vancouver are acting in defiance of the spirit of the original order that the court issued on Friday.”

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