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‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Votes To Reject City’s Offer And Stay In Dilworth Plaza

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Occupy Philly plans to the appeal the permit for Thomas Paine Plaza, accross the street from their current encampent at City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza, which was granted to them by the city. The new permit would allow them to continue to demonstrate when City Hall construction begins and the group is forced to relocate.

Julia Alford-Fowler, a member of the occupy philly legal collective, says the problem with the new permit is that it restricts their hours, allowing them to “Occupy” only between the hours of 9am and 7pm:

“One of the big things that we are going to ask for in the appeal is the time restrictions to be either vastly widened or completely removed.”

She says if there are 75 people or less in a public space they do not need a permit; but King Downing with Occupy Philly says over 100 homeless people have now also joined the movement:

“It’s important because when you talk about the power of the 1%, the first consequences of the power of the 1% are the people who end up being forclosed on, and end up being out on the street and so if everyone demonstrates and goes home, it doesn’t demonstrate the real serious extent of the problem.”

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Hater says:

    I don’t think they get it. When construction begins, they will move or be moved. Don’t go away angry, just go away.

  2. Somerdale Dave says:

    I’m retired on a limited income. I’m part of the 99%. These filthy pigs do not represent me. Get rid of them so real workers can get busy.

    1. DEAR SOMERDALE DAVE says:

      BE CAREFUL OF YOUR WORDS THE SECRET POLICE ARE TAKING NAMES
      THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF TALK OUR GLORIOUS LEADER WANTS TO HEAR

      NEXT YOU WILL BE PUTTING RON PAUL BUMBER STICKERS ON YOUR AUTO
      WHERE DOES ALL THIS DISSENT END ?

      SAYS HH

    1. Raymond A. Collier says:

      Jerry, You’re a little “off topic.” The discussion is about “Occupy Philadelphia” rejecting the City of Philadelphia’s offer to have them go to Thomas Paine Plaza so the City can begin construction on City Hall. Not talking about “The 1%” (Rolling My Eyes).

  3. Raymond A. Collier says:

    Well, So much for compromise! now KICK THE SQUATTERS OUT!!!!

  4. Ted Pikul says:

    That’ll show the banks.

  5. Tyred says:

    They’ll stay as long as it provokes some sort of controversy & gets them publicity. They will be around as long as The Media makes them seem relevant.

  6. NOW IT GETS TO BE FUN says:

    ITS THOSE DARN REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIES UP TO THEIR OLD TRICKS.

    OR MAYBE NOT………..SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

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