Occupy Nova Scotia protesters were cleaning up Sunday, preparing to move to another site to allow Halifax to hold its annual Remembrance Day event.

However, as they cleaned Grand Parade, protesters said they were not happy with Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly's estimate of how much their stay at Grand Parade has cost the city.


Protesters were seen cleaning up Grand Parade Sunday in preparation to temporarily move to Victoria Park. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

Last week, Kelly said police, garbage pickup and other services has cost the city $25,000.

Protester John Thibeau says he'd like to see the numbers.

"If that's the case, then we'll start doing things to address to help reduce that number. There are a lot of homeless people who aren't paying income tax down here, but there are just as many people who are," Thibeau said.

About 50 protesters were on their hands and knees Sunday scrubbing Grand Parade.

"If we can help to reduce that, that's just what we're fighting for: less energy consumption, more environmentalists thinking things that can be done more naturally and doing it that way."

Protesters are preparing to temporarily relocate Tuesday to Victoria Park because of memorial ceremonies happening later this week.

Thibeau said a few protesters might stay behind at Grand Parade after the rest of the group moves.

He believed the few were angry the mayor didn't come to talk with them.


Mayor Peter Kelly said it's estimated that Occupy Nova Scotia has cost the city of Halifax $25,000. (CBC)

"I'm hoping that tempers will cool and we'll see more co-operation from these people and maybe they'll realize it's a good idea to come, because the whole idea of Remembrance Day is to give credit to the people who died for our freedoms who allowed us to be here today."

Both Veterans Affairs and the Nova Scotia Labour Union are helping out with the move.

Occupy Nova Scotia plans to return to Grand Parade on Nov. 12.