Occupy Philadelphia protesters vowed Friday to continue their movement against corporate greed and economic inequality despite the demise of their tent city at City Hall, and they challenged the city’s assessment that their eviction occurred in a peaceful and orderly fashion.
The $50-million project has begun, and officials say it will completely transform the plaza above and below ground.
Protesters who spoke with Eyewitness News claim many of the 52 ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ protesters who were arrested Wednesday morning, were taken into custody unnecessarily.
“The Occupation of City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza is now over,” Mayor Nutter says. Philadelphia Police successfully evicted Occupy Philadelphia protesters overnight to make way for a long-planned construction project.
More than 60 hours after the deadline for them to get out of Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia police moved in early Wednesday morning and cleared the Occupy Philadelphia tent city.
Sanitation workers are cleaning up Dilworth Plaza, the former home of Occupy Philadelphia.
Two days after the city’s deadline passed for Occupy Philly protestors to get out of Dilworth Plaza, the ranks have thinned but dozens of tents still remain with only a light police presence.
Nearly 50 members of Occupy Philadelphia are sitting, idling and arms linked, as a deadline to leave the site of their protest set by the city passed without any immediate action.
Today at 5 p.m., Occupy Philadelphia will have to move all of it’s tents and equipment off of Dilworth Plaza to allow for the construction project on the west side of City Hall to begin.
Occupy Philadelphia protesters have been given 48 hours to move from their City Hall encampment to a plaza across the street on the condition that they can’t erect tents or stay overnight.
Occupy Philadelphia protesters have formally appealed the city’s proposal to approve a permit for a plaza across the street from their current encampment on the condition that they erect no tents and do not stay overnight there.
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.
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.
Top Philadelphia police and other city officials entered a conference room inside City Hall around 3 Monday afternoon to talk about what’s next for the Occupy Movement.
This morning, Capt. William Fisher of the Philadelphia Police Department’s civil affairs unit went tent-to-tent in a small section of the Occupy Philadelphia encampment, telling people they need to stay out of their tents until at least 4pm.