‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Formally Applies To Relocate

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

  • Anon

    WAKE UP PEOPLE! First, wether you agree with this Occupy movement or not, its a GLOBAL movement, not one just in the US or in Philly. Second, this is a country started by PROTESTERS. People who disented, questioned authority, and wanted change founded this country. The US has seen many positive changes from “those stinky people”. Remember the civil rights era? Remember the Veitnam protests? For the record, they were protesting to bring the troops home, not against the troops. You really need to wake up, how dare we as a country want to deny occupiers their 1st amnd right. They have the right to free speech and to peacefully assemble. I am a proud gun owner and I can tell you that if you want to take one of my .45s you’ll be prying it from my cold dead hands. As for “those stinky people”, they value the 1 amd rights the way us gun owners value the 2nd amnd and with out people like me and people like them this country would never have formed. If your truely patriotic thank a disenter and a gun owner. I am both. I am a MARINE, 3 tours in Iraq. I support the rights of the occupiers and since I have been home for 5 months and still have found zero empolyment I have found an occupation.
    Semper Fi,

  • NS

    Why is this nonsense even being allowed? It’s not freedom of speech; it’s a health and safety hazard. Nutter needs to show some leadership and forcefully remove these bums and keep them out. What an embarrassment.

    • JacobsLadder

      They need to bring the Police from New York to force them out. Philly doesn’t know how to deal with these people, that’s why they’ve lasted this long. I wish Joe Rizzo was still around. He wouldn’t have let this happen at all.

  • http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/11/17/occupy-philly-marching-from-city-hall-to-30th-street-this-afternoon/ ”Occupy Philly” Marching From City Hall to 30th Street This Afternoon « CBS Philly

    […] Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that one group of Occupiers has applied to move their encampment to Thomas Paine Plaza, at Broad and Arch Streets (see related story). […]

  • Raymond A. Collier

    Let them have the Permit! Let them Freeze wherever they’re allowed to pitch their Tents. However, make sure that they understand that If they leave their tents abandoned while they seek shelter from the Cold this Winter, that those tents will be confiscated, removed & sold by the City! If they want to “Occupy Philadelphia, then LET THEM FREEZE!

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live