At 6.58 council issued the following notice to people occupying City Square:
“I am an authorised officer of the Melbourne City Council.
I direct all persons in the City Square who are, in my opinion, failing to comply with the Council Activities Local Law 2009 by:
- Camping in the City Square; and
- Hanging or placing objects and things on or over the city square.
both without a permit, to
- leave the city square; and
-remove all items, goods and equipment including tents and associated infrastructure which the person owns or is responsible for.
by 9am on Friday 21 October 2011.
If you do not comply with this direction in the time provided we will be referring the matter to the Victoria Police and you may be subject to further enforcement proceedings and/or trespass.”
We remain committed to peacefully occupying public space and intend to remain.
Please join us if you believe that public use of public space for peaceful protest is worth supporting.