Occupy Philadelphia Will Stay Put Despite Work On Dilworth Plaza
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Occupy Philadelphia held a general assembly Friday night to vote on whether to move across the street from City Hall– at the city’s insistence — or stay put.
The majority voted to stay camped out on Dilworth Plaza next to City Hall, where the plaza’s about to get a major facelift–a job that was expected to start this month.
“I think we should expand. I think this should be more than just a sit-in at City Hall. And this is Occupy Philadelphia, not just Occupy One Small Place in Front of City Hall. There are buildings that we can obtain and use for office space, and start creating community centers,” says Michael Yaroschuk, who believes the movement should do more than stay put.
But that proposal was defeated. For now.
“We’re just having the dialogue now, so we’re all just beginning. This is only, you know, a month in. So, it’s a learning process every day.”
Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio