“The Occupiers are the immediate menace, never mind what they denounce. Not only should they be obliged to dismantle the tents, yurts, barbecues and portable bathrooms they’ve set up in a Toronto park, and leave between the hours of midnight and 5:30, as ordered by a judge—they should be told to get out altogether.”
—But tell us how you really feel. The Globe is causing some consternation this morning, with an editorial on the Occupy Toronto verdict that skews a bit authoritarian for many of its readers. Yesterday, Ontario Superior Court Justice David Brown found that the City of Toronto was within its rights to remove camps and protesters from St. James Park overnight, but also that the occupation of the park counted as an “expressive activity” under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.