The dirty hippies masquerading as a mass protest movement have been ordered to leave Aotea Square within 48 hours.
Occupy Auckland has launched a petition in response to a court order giving them 48-hours to leave Aotea Square.
The group has been camped in the central city since October 15, in a protest against wealth inequality and corporate influence on government.
However, this afternoon Judge David Wilson released a decision saying the group was breaching an Auckland Council bylaw governing the use of public places and had caused damage.
Protesters have lodged an appeal with the courts and will meet with the judge again tomorrow afternoon.
Occupy Auckland spokesman Chris Glenn said many in the camp were resolved to stay there through Christmas despite the eviction order, he said.
“As far as we’re concerned it’s business as usual. We’re continuing to protest against corporate greed and gross inequality in our society.”
Once the time limit expires if I was the council and the Police I would move in at about 4am and clean out the 5 people sleeping there and then chuck all their stuff into a skip and be done with it.
The Judge certainly has had enough of their weasel excuses:
Justice Wilson, in his ruling, said the group did not “practice what they preached”.
“While Occupy Auckland proclaims its adherence to participatory democracy the evidence reveals that they do not practise what they preach. They did not do so when they decided to occupy Aotea Square. They did not ask those who live and work around Aotea Square… what they would think if Aotea Square… turned into a tent city.”
Wilson said although Aotea Square is used for protests, Occupy Auckland gave the council no notice of their intention to camp in the square. They began putting up their tents at 7pm on October 15, after an earlier march up Queen St.
The Judge basically says, enough already, get out!