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 encampment itself.
"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.
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