UPDATE: This latest report ups the ante considerably and says it's now 1,500 police and army personnel trying to evict 6,000 (six thousand) miners today. Woah!
UPDATE 2: The above was laid down mid-morning, now post-close CNL.to decides to inform the world via a NR. I love the way they try to give the impression the eviction operation has come as a big surprise to them. How cute.