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‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Formally Applies To Relocate

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(A tent part of the Occupy Philly protests on Dilworth Plaza. Credit: Jim Melwert)

(A tent part of the Occupy Philly protests on Dilworth Plaza. Credit: Jim Melwert)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Michael Nutter says the “Occupy Philadelphia” movement has now formally applied to relocate its encampment across the street from City Hall to the plaza outside the Municipal Services Building.

Mayor Nutter says Occupy’s permit application to move to the MSB will be given a full review like any permit. But he makes clear that any approval will ensure there is no repeat of the safety and sanitary issues that arose at the Dilworth Plaza encampment.

“Those kinds of conditions cannot be repeated at any potential location that we would consider in terms of a permit,” Nutter explained.

There was no immediate word from Nutter on how long the permit review process will take.

Meanwhile, a group of about 40 Occupy Philadelphia protesters briefly disrupted the regular meeting of City Council Thursday morning, but left peacefully after about 10 minutes.

Reported By KYW City Hall Bureau Chief Mike Dunn

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