Austin Police evicted Occupy Austin late last night, and it seems the move came as somewhat of a surprise to the group.
Austin Police began enforcing a new policy on City Hall property banning people from the building during overnight hours. Around 10:00PM Police notified Occupy Austin protesters that they would have to leave the premises.
APD reports they gave protesters time to leave, but when protesters refused, police began making arrests. In all, seven demonstrators were arrested on criminal trespassing charges.
"The thing is they never mentioned a full on eviction," says protester Michelle Millette. "They said they had no plans for that."
The group plans to return to City Hall tonight at 7 p.m. for a general assembly, with a march to follow at 9p.m.