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.
The protesters said they had begun to move on Thursday night because they expected eviction, but Mayor Nutter doesn’t understand why they thought that.
The ‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters are attempting to move their camp from Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall to Thomas Payne Plaza, which is outside of the Municipal Services Building.
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.
Members of the “occupy” movements across the country are planning a day of protests to mark two months since Occupy Wall Street first started. In Philadelphia, time may be running out.
City officials have posted notices in the Occupy Philadelphia encampment, telling the protestors they must move from Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall.
Those involved with the Occupy Philly movement are still camping out in front of City Hall. But with a construction project scheduled for Dilworth Plaza, what will happen to the protesters?
Police are investigating the discovery of graffiti and human feces that was found near the “Occupy Philadelphia” protests.
Leaders of the “Occupy Philadelphia” protest are accusing Mayor Nutter of trying to discredit and divide the group.
Commuters, who have to walk past the Occupy tents every day, say they’re tired of the camp. Some say they’re concerned about safety, others say they don’t like the smell.
Striking a different tone than he’s used in the past when discussing the Occupy movement, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says the Occupy Philadelphia campers are in violation of the terms of their city-issued permit.
Some members of Occupy Philadelphia felt validated by a visit from Reverend Jesse Jackson Sunday at Dilworth Plaza. The civil rights leader says they are doing the right thing in standing up for what they believe is wrong with our country.
Philadelphia Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman at the Occupy camp in Center City.
Occupy Philadelphia held a general assembly Friday night to vote on whether to move across the street from City Hall– at the city’s insistence — or stay put.
The city is still to hoping to cordon off Dilworth Plaza later this month for a $50-million makeover, but standing in the way quite literally are a couple of hundred Occupy Philly protesters and their tents.