Thomas Paine Plaza
About 1,000 people turned out for the annual march in Center City Saturday.
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.
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.
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.