PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Members of a homeless encampment on the Ben Franklin Parkway are vowing to stay put despite an ultimatum from the city. City officials gave members of the encampment until the end of this week to clear out.Business Owner Hopes Philadelphia's Penn’s Landing Stays Safe Following Triple Shooting That Injured 3 Teenagers
The members held a press event Monday, saying they’re not going anywhere until they get affordable housing.READ MORE: Marple Township Police Asking For Public's Help To Find Missing Businessman
“This is for the city of Philadelphia, this is for the encampment, this is for every encampment that I’ve heard or seen. We are not going to stop fighting until we get what we deserve. We are not going to leave until we feel so that our demands are being met,” an encampment member said.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
City officials have not said if police will be used to forcibly remove the encampment.