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The handful of remaining protesters have this afternoon ended their 66-day occupation of the Octagon for the Christmas period and foreseeable future.
[comment caption=Did the protest achieve anything?]It was unclear whether they would return, or what the next phase would entail, member Kieran Trass told the Otago Daily Times this afternoon.
"This is not a battle to be won in the media."
The anti-capitalism protesters began camping on October 15, with more than 100 protesters and about 30 tents on the upper Octagon, reflecting a worldwide movement.
"I don't know why people seem to think we want to camp here, and why we want to be here for a long time," Mr Trass said.
Last week Dunedin City Council contractors worked to replace turf damaged by the protest.