Three Occupy Fredericton protesters have won an apology and $14,350 in damages from the city, after their protest camp was removed by city staff two years ago. Julian Renaud, Dana Hartt, and Alex Davenport had filed a small claims lawsuit against the city, Mayor Brad Woodside, and the city’s director of engineering and public works Murray Jamer in April 2012. But the parties reached an out-of-court settlement last month and the details were just released on Monday. The mayor refused to read the written apology aloud, but acknowledged that due to the Charter right to protest, the city’s bylaw did not give it the authority to tear down the Occupy Fredericton camp, without a court order. "Legally, it was not the right thing to do. I accept that, I apologize," Woodside told CBC News.
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