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.Sinkhole Slowing Traffic At Schuylkill's King Of Prussia Interchange
The members held a press event Monday, saying they’re not going anywhere until they get affordable housing.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Injured, Father Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say
“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: Police: Man In Custody After Firing Shots At Officer In North Philadelphia
City officials have not said if police will be used to forcibly remove the encampment.