Some Occupy Philly Protesters Prepare To Relocate, Others Prepare To Fight For Rights
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Today at 5 p.m., Occupy Philadelphia will have to move all of its tents and equipment off of Dilworth Plaza to allow for the construction project on the west side of City Hall to begin.
The Occupy Philadelphia encampment has been on location for almost two months. Now, the group faces eviction by the city. Gwen Snyder of Occupy says people at the tent city are split. She says some plan to stay and be arrested for exercising their first amendment rights there, others will not be arrested and will move. But either way, Snyder says, “Occupy Philly will continue even if the physical occupation at Dilworth does not. There’s talk about doing another physical occupation, whether to explore different tactics and we’re still having those conversations.”
Snyder says the Occupy movement is still young and there is more to come. She says if nothing else, it has raised awareness across the country about the economic gulf between the very rich and what the group calls the other 99 percent.
Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio; Jericka Duncan, CBS 3