Will Toronto Police Allow OCAP To Setup Occupy Toronto 3.0 At Allan Gardens Park Tonight?

Will OCAP's dogs be allowed to run wild tonight?

Will OCAP’s dogs be allowed to run wild tonight?

The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) has made an announcement that they plan to setup camp and occupy Allan Gardens Park tonight as part of a protest against gentrification. OCAP is a union sponsored organization that’s closely related with Sid Ryan at the Ontario Federation of Labour. They’re probably most well known for leading the Queen’s Park Riot in 2000 were one of their members threw Molotov cocktails at police officers who were guarding the steps of the Ontario Legislature.

The sponsorship list for this illegal occupation is quite interesting. As most OCAP events it includes the usual trouble makers, socialist obedience cults and anarchist groups. But, one sponsor stands out- George Brown College. How did that happen?

The big question however is will the Toronto Police let OCAP get away with setting up camp? A precedent has already been set with Occupy Toronto. Their camp was deemed illegal and they were shut down after 39 nights. On May 1st 2013 they tried to setup Occupy 3.0. but anyone who put up a tent was promptly arrested- so, it’s unlikely the police will allow any tents today.

That said, on September 1st a group of radicals were allowed free reign over the city- assaulting motorists and smashing one of their windshields. The cops did nothing to stop them, they were only present to protect their own police stations. What happens today will be a big test of the Toronto Police Service’s willingness to enforce the law.

This could be an interesting day, and Your Humble Narrator will be there to report on the mayhem. Stay tuned for a full report soon. I’ll be live tweeting today’s mayhem from 3pm onwards- follow me on my Twitter account @grenouf for realtime updates.

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  1. I hope that the cops will not allow these criminals to simply take over a park, depriving its use by other law abiding citizens . OC(R)AP needs to follow the same laws that the rest of us follow. What the hell makes them think they are above the law? These twisted malcontents seem to think they have some sort of entitlement .

    • ntt1 on September 22, 2013 at 14:18
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    Of course the police will allow this hijacking of public space, the police “service” is now a wholly political force with selective levels of enforcement, The criminal code has been replaced with political expediency.

    • Gaylord on September 22, 2013 at 15:08
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    Don’t know about you people in Toronto but us folks in the hinterlands of Southwestern Ontario are freezing our butts off today with temps. predicted to drop to single digits overnight.
    I’d let these anarchists set up for a night just to see how many get through the night.
    As a legal precedent was set earlier this year, I can’t wait to see how the cops will justify non-intervention.

    • Minicapt on September 22, 2013 at 21:08
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    Send in the Parks Department at sundown to water the grass.

    Cheers

    • The Hammer on September 23, 2013 at 08:03
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    I think with the original Occupy take down there was a lot of pressure coming from City Hall to take it down.

    • anonymous on September 23, 2013 at 10:05
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    By their own account hxxps://twitter.com/OCAPtoronto (replace hxxps with https ) OCAP was not very successful.

    They are only looking to extort more grants and contracts to the nonprofit groups they are associated with like Streethealth, Central Neighbourhood House and Federation of Metro Tenants Associations.

    You can find out more at https://www.google.ca/#q=ocap+site:causepimps.ca

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