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> Should Council Evict Occupy Glasgow?, Legal stand-off in George Square
post 1st Nov 2011, 11:09pm
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Glasgow City Council's legal bid to evict a group of "anti-greed" protesters from their camp in a corner of George Square has suffered a setback after a Sheriff granted a 48-hour delay as a "compromise" between the council and protesters.

The "Occupy Glasgow" group, part of a worldwide protest action aimed primarily at what they see as the unchecked greed of bankers, pitched their tents opposite the City Chambers on 15th October.

The court action to evict the group, who are inspired by the Occupy Wall Street campaign, was due to get underway today, but has now been put off until Thursday after the group asked for more time to prepare their defence against expulsion from Glasgow's main civic square.

The council says that it needs to remove the group in order to prepare the square for Remembrance Day and Christmas activities, citing the fact that they have offered the group alternative locations to site their camp. In response, Occupy Glasgow claims that they would in no way interfere with the commemoration of Armistice Day, saying that the soldiers who died in foreign wars did so in order that groups like themselves should have the right to freedom of expression and demonstration.

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- GG   Should Council Evict Occupy Glasgow?   1st Nov 2011, 11:09pm
- - tarheels   We VETERANS fight for our country and civil rights...   2nd Nov 2011, 12:01am
- - Elma   It is time these so called protesters all over the...   2nd Nov 2011, 12:04am
|- - PABLO   Saying that protesters should go home is how banke...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:13am
|- - droschke7   QUOTE (Elma @ 2nd Nov 2011, 12:30am) It i...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:18am
- - benny   I don't know how it is in Canada, but in Brita...   2nd Nov 2011, 12:22am
- - *Shirley*   I'm for the protestors as they are acting for ...   2nd Nov 2011, 02:11am
- - tibbiesmom   It is the same here in the US. Ample time has been...   2nd Nov 2011, 04:12am
- - Dave Grieve   How long can they stay there before claiming sqatt...   2nd Nov 2011, 06:41am
- - glasgow lassie   I voted NO. Its a sad day for Glasgow when a peace...   2nd Nov 2011, 07:21am
- - Weegie   I think the council should leave the protesters to...   2nd Nov 2011, 07:35am
- - eidas   Armistice Day and the Christmas period may give no...   2nd Nov 2011, 07:58am
- - Melody   Armistice Day and Christmas are all about the reme...   2nd Nov 2011, 08:25am
- - *duinemor*   There was once a time when Labour would BE the pro...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:04am
- - chas1937   I wonder where they get the money from in first pl...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:07am
- - Ayeyuya   They are more interested in getting on their Money...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:09am
- - Jupiter   The protesters have made their point and it is tim...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:16am
|- - Melody   QUOTE (Jupiter @ 2nd Nov 2011, 09:42am) T...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:30am
- - thepaperboy   why is it all the canadian imigrants want to tell ...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:22am
- - Guest   The tolerence shown to our Occupy Vancouver group ...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:30am
- - *Harry Greenwood*   It is not about making a point, it is about making...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:35am
- - Jupiter   Melody, I listened to two protesters on BBC Scotla...   2nd Nov 2011, 09:41am
- - *Harry Greenwood*   Are you saying that the Courts and the Police are ...   2nd Nov 2011, 10:23am
- - Melody   Aye they'll likely 'move' them on in t...   2nd Nov 2011, 10:30am
- - ROB KILKIE   Seems a bit rich coming from Glasgow Corporation, ...   2nd Nov 2011, 10:45am
- - Jupiter   Harry Greenwood,If I was saying that the police we...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:02am
- - Kerry Gill   Occupiers have made their point, whatever that may...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:04am
- - Backcauseway   They have had the protest. Made the point. Now its...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:29am
- - Melody   Jupiter, hopefully we all say what we mean. No Jup...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:39am
- - Jupiter   Melody,I have no problems with that whatsoever but...   2nd Nov 2011, 11:55am
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