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.
A structure called a heating station was built on the Municipal Services Building plaza between Saturday night and Sunday morning. But it’s been removed.
The Nutter administration is continuing negotiations with the “Occupy Philadelphia” protesters encamped near City Hall, trying to convince them to move before a renovation of Dilworth Plaza begins.
“Occupy Wall Street,” “Occupy Philadelphia” and the other “Occupy” protests around the nation are now considering staging a national convention next summer, and they’re proposing meeting in Philadelphia.
It’s another day of Occupy Philadelphia at City Hall and there are a variety of tents across Dilworth Plaza.
It’s day five of the protests and tents remain set up outside City Hall.
Protesters with ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ woke up on Dilworth Plaza for Day 2 after spending their first night camped outside of city hall. They even received a visit from Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Ramsey.
Federal workers protested at City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza at lunchtime to call attention to congressional attempts to further freeze their pay and slash their benefits in attempt to solve the nation’s debt crisis.
The SlutWalks started around the world after a Toronto police officer told a group of young women that, to paraphrase, if they didn’t dress like sluts, they wouldn’t get sexually assaulted.
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