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Occupy Vancouver ordered off courthouse property

The Occupy Vancouver protesters have been ordered to dismantle their newly relocated tent city at Robson Square by 5 p.m. this evening.

Responding to an application filed this morning, the BC Supreme Court speedily handed down the injunction to Attorney General Shirley Bond in her legal capacity to prevent public nuisances.

However, the court did not grant the province the "blanket" injunction it had requested, which would have blocked the protesters from camping on any public land.

Yesterday, the Occupy protesters acted upon a similar injunction filed by the City of Vancouver by packing up and moving their encampment from the grounds of the art gallery to the provincial courthouse one block away.

According to the Occupy Vancouver Twitter feed, there were no lawyers representing the protesters at today's injunction application. In previous injunction applications, three lawyers have represented the local movement pro bono.

In more recent tweets, the protesters have called upon its supporters to provide "transportation & help moving ASAP."

Ben Christopher reports for The Tyee

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