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Jericka Duncan reports

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia city officials met with Occupy Philadelphia tonight to present the permit proposal to move the encampment from Dilworth Plaza to Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street.

The city’s permit proposal would allow Occupy Philadelphia to move to the new location for one month, but without all the tents. The city would allow one canopy and would provide electricity, and would allow the demonstrators to exercise their First Amendment Rights.

Hours would be from 9am to 7pm, and no sleeping allowed.

“Obviously, we need to bring this back to our General Assembly, our decision-making body, evaluate it with them and get more feedback from our lawyers and evaluate it again with them. They did allow us 48-hours notice before any eviction of Dilworth so I think that gives us a little time to breathe and figure out what this proposal means,” said Gwen Snyder of Occupy’s legal group.

The Mayor’s chief of Staff Everett Gillison says he expects to hear back from Occupy Philadelphia, hopefully, by Wednesday at 5pm.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio

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