Nova Scotia

Occupy Nova Scotia move begins

About 50 Occupy Nova Scotia protesters began the relocation process from Grand Parade to Victoria Park Monday morning.

About 50 Occupy Nova Scotia protesters began the relocation process from Grand Parade to Victoria Park Monday morning.

Some loaded vans and others packed backpacks for the kilometre walk to the new location.

There were about half a dozen tents up at the new location by early afternoon.

Occupyer Leanne Lessard said she didn't expect the group to have trouble returning to Grand Parade on Nov. 12.

"There are rumours but I have no idea. I don't think in Nova Scotia that they're willing to use force on us. We're just people; we're citizens … and I hope [a peaceful return is] the way it's going to go," she said.

Lessard said most of the protesters would be at Victoria Park by evening, with the rest arriving Tuesday.

Parade Square has been occupied since October 15th.

It is being vacated now for a Holocaust memorial on Wednesday and the Remembrance Day memorial on Friday.

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