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Occupy Nottingham eviction bid to go to full trial

Occupy Nottingham site in Old Market Square Photo: ITV Central News

A judge has ruled that the legal battle over a Nottingham protest camp will go to a full trial.

The Occupy Nottingham protests started in Old Market Square on 15th October. The Occupy movement has set up camps in a number of cities and the people involved are campaigning because they think the financial system is unfair.

Nottingham City Council took legal action to evict the demonstrators in February, but a decision has been deferred twice.

Demonstrators in Nottingham say Old Market Square is public land and they have a right to be there.

The council says the city centre is an unsuitable place for the tents.

Today the judge ruled that the human rights issues were sufficient to merit a three-day trial.

The trial has been scheduled to take place on the 30th April.