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Nine arrested at welfare protest

Police moved in on a small group of activists speaking against welfarecuts yesterday, arresting nine of them after they occupied a provincialLiberal party office.

Police moved in on a small group of activists speaking against welfare cuts yesterday, arresting nine of them after they occupied a provincial Liberal party office.

The activists marched into the office in downtown Toronto to present a fake invoice representing the cost of welfare cuts. They also hung a banner out the window of the second-floor office.

Police say nine arrests were made, but could not comment on the charges because the investigation is ongoing.

The action came during a rally against the elimination of a special diet allowance for welfare recipients, which drew about 200 to 300 people.