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Occupy Calgary: Court Grants City's Request for Injunction

The decision of Chief Justice Wittmann between the City of Calgary and persons operating as Occupy Calgary grants The City’s request for an injunction.

Accordingly, occupiers have until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 to remove all tents, structures and other material from Olympic Plaza. The injunction restrains the occupiers from camping in any park or land owned by The City without a permit.

Occupiers have been peaceful and respectful to date and we fully expect they will comply with the Court order. Non-compliance will result in arrest and requirement to explain to the judge in court why they are in contempt.

In the Reasons for Judgment, the Court speaks very highly of the way The City has dealt with the occupiers and notes The City has been reasonable throughout every step of the process.

Planned events throughout the month of December in Olympic Plaza will proceed as planned and Animal & Bylaw Services will continue to work closely with the Calgary Police Service, other City departments and business units to monitor the Occupy situation.