OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Protestors at Occupy Ottawa have notified
the police of a biological hazard attack after their safety team
members discovered over 400 used needles on one of their regular
patrols on the night of November 8th.
The needles were scattered in a systematic way around the perimeter of
the park stretching down to the National Arts Centre. Although the
campers are still combing the ground, no needles have been found in the
"We regularly monitor the park for suspicious activity, and we have
determined that this was a deliberate attack against the Occupation,"
said Mitchell Broughton, an Occupy Ottawa protester who discovered one
of the needles, placed at the park's entrance near Laurier Avenue. "It
would be absurd to consider this to be the result of massive drug use.
This is clearly an attempt to discredit us."
Occupy Ottawa does not condone the use of drugs and alcohol and is
taking this situation seriously. Police are currently investigating.
SOURCE Occupy Ottawa
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