Renewed Occupied Ottawa leaves park without camping
Protesters take part in Occupy Ottawa event
Published Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:47AM EDT
A re-branded, re-born "Occupied Ottawa" movement gathered in a downtown Ottawa park Saturday without staying overnight.
There were minor traffic disruptions as the crowd marched from the Human Rights Momument near Ottawa City Hall to the Garden of the Provinces and Territories at the corner of Wellington Street and Bay Street.
Protesters were told by police they weren't allowed to set up tents at the park, and reports said the protesters left around 10 p.m.
The original Occupy Ottawa camp lasted over a month at Confederation Park off Elgin Street until police ordered them to leave.
Most of those occupiers, a leaderless group protesting a wide variety of causes but centred on income inequality, left on their own over the next few hours.
A small number of protesters were evicted by police in the early morning hours of Nov. 23.
Many of the same protesters have remained active in demonstrations around the city since then.