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Anti-capitalists to dismantle camp

Protesters at an Occupy camp have announced they will end their protest on Sunday evening, after more than six months in a city centre.

The anti-capitalist protesters at the site in Nottingham's Old Market Square had been locked in a legal battle over their right to camp in the main square.

The Occupy Nottingham camp in the city centre
The Occupy Nottingham camp in the city centre Credit: PA

The group said the decision to leave after 190 days was not an easy one but the prospect of winning a trial due to start on April 30 was not hopeful.

The site was one of several set up in the UK in 2011 to voice opposition to what the protesters saw as unfairness in the financial system.

The Nottingham group said lawyers gave them only a 50 to 55 per cent chance of success at trial and said a judge at a previous hearing stated that any proposed deal between the council and the camp was not the business of the court.

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