24 Nov '11, 2pm

#Occupy Toronto Goes Out Not With A Bang, Not With A Whimper, But With Its Head Held High

#Occupy Toronto Goes Out Not With A Bang, Not With A Whimper, But With Its Head Held High

It could have been a mess as the police moved in to kick #occupy Toronto out of St. James Park. I covered the morning at #OccupyToronto Yurts Dismantled, #Occupiers Removed, Not A Robocop In Sight and finally got to the site of the protest around 2:00 in the afternoon, and there really wasn't much to see other than a ring of police in bicycle gear and city employees cleaning up the park. It was an interesting choice of wardrobe; a policeman in spandex and a bike helmet is a lot less intimidating. Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 A few stragglers put up a brave show for the day, drumming and occupying the gazebo, but it was pretty halfhearted. The police were walking about, talking to the newspeople. One was admiring my Strida bike and I asked him if he had seen what happened in UC Davis on Friday with the pepper spray; he had not, but told me that they had planned this carefully, to ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/occupy-toronto-goes-out...

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