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Two Occupy Nova Scotia protesters face charges in court

Supporters of Occupy Nova Scotia hold a rally outside city hall in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.


Two members of the Occupy Nova Scotia movement are in court today to face charges laid as police dismantled their encampment on Friday.

Eric Charles Antolik is charged with obstructing justice and Miles Howe is facing a charge of breaching the conditions of his release.

Kyle Buott, president of the Halifax and District Labour Council, says the Occupy movement believes municipal bylaws that ban camping in city parks are trumped by Charter of Rights arguments permitting peaceful assembly.

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A small group of Occupy protesters gathered outside the provincial court in Halifax today during the show-cause hearing.

Mr. Buott says Occupy Nova Scotia is considering smaller protests or possibly another occupation of a public space.

He says the group will hold meetings today to discuss options.

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