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Occupy Bath protesters prepare to dismantle camp

Occupy Bath protest
Image caption The protest has been in place since 30 October

Protesters who set up camp on council land in Queen Square, Bath, say they are preparing to move on.

The campaigners - who are opposed to financial inequality and politicians' handling of the economy - have been at the site since 30 October.

Occupy Bath's Facebook page said the group would be packing up from 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

The protest is part of an international anti-capitalist and anti-poverty movement.

Members of the Bath group held a meeting on Friday evening to discuss the logistics of dismantling the camp.

On the Facebook page the group thanked people for their support but did not give a reason for ending the protest.

A spokesman for the Liberal Democrat-controlled Bath and North East Somerset Council said it planned to send in teams to clean the Georgian square once the campaigners had gone.

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