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Sydney tent city moves, but will fight on

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August 11, 2017

The residents of Sydney's CBD tent city can now be removed by police with parliament's authority.

Occupants of Sydney's CBD tent city have begun packing up their belongings as police watch on.

After more than six months camped outside the Reserve Bank building in Martin Place, the homeless community started peacefully moving on at about 9am on Friday.

Legislation passed NSW Parliament on Thursday to empower police to tear down the tents from Crown Land.

The man dubbed the "Mayor of Martin Place", Lanz Priestley, told AAP some camp dwellers are moving to "friend's places" or "friend's backyards".

"There are some of the people who are from here who don't have anywhere to go," he said.

NSW Police are maintaining a presence at the site.

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