Occupy Vancouver holds rally at City Hall to protest court decision

A small group of people from Occupy Vancouver held a protest outside City Hall after the B.C. Supreme Court granted the City of Vancouver's application for an injunction to shut down the Occupy encampment. The City of Vancouver has called for the tent city to be gone by 2 p.m. on Monday. 

"Shame! Shame!" protesters chanted, as activists criticized the City for not working with developers to build social housing for low-infome residents. Volunteers handed out leaflets showing a caricature of Mayor Gregor Robertson and NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton accepting money from developers.

"We emailed Vision, the NPA, and COPE on Monday asking them to disclose their funders," said Mandy Wood, a volunteer and supporter of the Occupy movement. "But none of them got back to us."

Wood, as well as other activists, charged that Vision Vancouver and the NPA were both receiving money from large developers and called for an end to corporate donations to political campaigns.

After a short rally, the group left to go back to the Vancouver Art Gallery camp to hold a General Assembley

Occupy activists also came briefly to the NPA and Vision campaign office as well to protest recent statements calling for the end of the encampment. 

Twitter photo from NPA Councillor candidate Jason Lamarche

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