Occupy Melbourne protesters are threatening legal action after yesterday’s eviction from the City Square.
What had started out as a peaceful protest against corporate greed turned violent when up to 400 police were called in to remove demonstrators who had been camped there since last weekend.
Police used capsicum spray, horses and dogs to push the hundreds of activists out of the city centre, with officers dragging some protesters away.
About 100 were arrested in full public view as the scenes spilled out onto Swanston Street. Two police officers were also injured.
Occupy Melbourne’s legal advisers are now threatening legal action against police and the Melbourne City Council, which ordered their eviction.
They claim the police action was too heavy-handed.
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