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article imageOccupiers joined by Labour Movement and police in Toronto

By KJ Mullins     Nov 23, 2011 in World
Toronto - The Occupy Toronto Movement remains in Toronto after tents were removed this morning. After their first General Assembly of the day, police came into the park to take down tents and a huge crowd formed.
First Nations, Occupiers, Labour Movement members and the Toronto Police remained peaceful this afternoon during the first general assembly to take place without a sea of tents. Most of the tent city has been removed.
Police joined in with the crowd singing Give Peace A Chance, a sharp contrast to other Occupy Movement cities across North America.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
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Media reporters were in force to record the happenings, as were the police who were making sure that the event remained peaceful.
Some of the occupiers were questioning why so many police and that for the money that it was costing the police social workers could be getting the homeless into housing.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
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First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
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One speaker said that everyone was equal at the park and said that amazing things had been done on the land (St. James Park). She stated that this was a spiritual movement, one of love and respect.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
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Another speaker said that this movement is about humanity but it was very stressful.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
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A member of the First Nations said that they are trying to get a woman out of the Yurt because they don't want people to go to jail. The sacred fire has been put out and they don't want people to go to jail because of their part of the movement. One young man was trying to start a fight but that was quickly was settled peacefully.
At 12:46 the police linked arms as they were being blocked by protesters. A woman is carried out of the park by the police. She is not being dragged out.
The crowd is chanting "let her go."
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