Occupy Philadelphia

(Dilworth Plaza, near 15th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia, where renovation work has already begun.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

High Above Dilworth Plaza, Ceremonial ‘Groundbreaking’ Held For Plaza’s Makeover

Two months after “Occupy Philadelphia” protesters were evicted from Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall, city officials gathered for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the plaza’s renovation.


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Expert: Organization, Message Next Challenge For Occupy

The challenge for the fledgling movement is to consolidate its message and grow.


Philadelphia police evicted “Occupy Philadelphia” in the early morning hours of November 30, 2011. After being evicted, protesters marched throughout Center City.

Occupy Philly: We’re Alive And Well, Still Meeting

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.


(police shut down 'Occupy Philadelphia' encampment) (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Cost To Philadelphia In Dealing With ‘Occupy’ Protests Hits 7 Figures

One million taxpayer dollars is the estimated price tag to the city so far of dealing with the Occupy Philadelphia protest on Dilworth Plaza.


(A moment of the six-week "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment.   Credit: Jim Melwert)

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Protesters: ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Arrests Were Unnecessary

Protesters who spoke with Eyewitness News claim many of the 52 ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ protesters who were arrested Wednesday morning, were taken into custody unnecessarily.


Philadelphia police evicted “Occupy Philadelphia” in the early morning hours of November 30, 2011. After being evicted, protesters marched throughout Center City.

Mayor Nutter: Dilworth Plaza Occupation Is Over

“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.


Protesters locked arm-in-arm on Dilworth Plaza, before marching through Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Police Evict Occupy Philadelphia; Protesters March Through Center City

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.


(police shut down 'Occupy Philadelphia' encampment) (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Post-Occupy Dilworth Plaza Cleanup Begins

Sanitation workers are cleaning up Dilworth Plaza, the former home of Occupy Philadelphia.


(City workers dispose of shipping pallets and other items that had been accumulating at the "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment, on the west side of City Hall.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Begins Cleanup, Gingerly, Of ‘Occupied’ City Hall Apron

Crews from the city’s Department of Streets were beginning to dispose of pallets and trash from the encampment even as many protesters remained at the site.


Occupiers sit in after the eviction deadline has passed. (Credit: Oren Liebermann, CBS 3.)

Deadline Passes For Occupy Philly To Dismantle

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.


The tents will have to go before work can begin on a $50-million facelift at Dilworth Plaza. (credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

Some Occupy Philly Protesters Prepare To Relocate, Others Prepare To Fight For Rights

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.


(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mayor Nutter Gives Occupy Philly 48 Hours To Move From Dilworth Plaza

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 Philly campers are taking in Thanksgiving donations at the food tent. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Occupy Philly Calls For Thanksgiving Donations

Occupy Philadelphia is in need of donations for Thanksgiving meals.


(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Occupy Philly Appeals City’s New Permit Proposal

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.