PHOTO ESSAY: Occupy Sydney occupies court system

A group of 14 Occupy Sydney activists faced charges at Downing St District Court in Sydney on December 5. The charges arose out of the police eviction of Occupy Sydney's camp in Martin Place on October 23.

The cases were "stood over", allowing human rights lawyer Stuart Littlemore to take some of these cases to the High Court in the new year. Occupy activist Tim Davis-Frank quipped "It looks like we'll be occupying the court system for a while!"

A solidarity demonstration outside the court involved a few rogue Occupy tents on legs, who were refused admission into court.

To date, there have been 59 arrests arising from police attempts to shut down Occupy Sydney.