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New Occupy Bournemouth protest camp in Boscombe

Boscombe Occupy protest
Image caption The protesters say they have not received an eviction notice

Another Occupy Bournemouth camp has been set up in the the town after protesters were evicted from outside the town hall earlier this month.

About a dozen tents have been pitched near the Sovereign Shopping Centre on the corner of Christchurch Road and Ashley Road in Boscombe.

The campers claim the land is unused and are hoping to remain.

Activists had camped outside the council's offices for about two weeks until they were evicted on 11 November.

Protesters told BBC News that the police and council were aware of their presence in Boscombe but so far no moves had been made to evict them.

'Good relationship'

The group is protesting for a variety of reasons, including the banking bail-out, NHS reforms and pension reforms.

One demonstrator, called Kate, said: "After we were evicted we had a consensus that maybe here would be a better place.

"There are now two banks near us, which people had a problem with before, because we weren't near a bank.

"We have a good relationship with the police... and so far we haven't received any eviction notice."

The protest is one of several across England.

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