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.
The challenge for the fledgling movement is to consolidate its message and grow.
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.
One million taxpayer dollars is the estimated price tag to the city so far of dealing with the Occupy Philadelphia protest on Dilworth Plaza.
The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.
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.
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.
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 is in need of donations for Thanksgiving meals.
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.