Student journalism and Occupy Nova Scotia
Occupy Nova Scotia took up protest in Halifax's Grand Parade Square on Oct. 15, 2011. In a move that was considered questionable by a number of Halifax media outlets, mayor Peter Kelly ordered an eviction during a tropical storm on Nov. 11.
Journalism students from the University of King's College produced coverage of the protests and controversial eviction:
Bill McEwen wrote a long-form narrative piece that follows John Thibeau, one of the protestors, throughout the movement. It explores what the movement was trying to accomplish, the street kids who found a community, and how Thibeau was able to make the protests and street kids work together.
Nic Bergeron was at the eviction on Nov. 11 and shot a mini-doc (with credit to McEwen) that gives a look at what transpired that day between police and protesters when there were multiple arrests made and allegations of violence from police.
Bergeron followed up with those who were arrested on Nov. 11 in a piece for unews.ca.