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Evicted: Occupy Philly Asked to Leave

Eviction notice asks protesters to leave Dilworth Plaza "immediately"

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    Evicted: Occupy Philly's Got to Go

    The people of Occupy Philadelphia were served an eviction notice at Dilworth Plaza on Wednesday. Construction on the plaza is set to begin soon. (Published Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011)

    The Occupy Philly encampment was possibly starting to come to an end Wednesday after six weeks of protesting at City Hall after the city asked protesters to vacate Dilworth Plaza “immediately.”

    The people protesting to overcome economic inequality and other issues must move to make room for an “imminent” $50-million construction project to revamp the plaza, the city said in a notice posted Wednesday afternoon.

    Here's the Official Notice:

    Occupy Philly came under fire in recent days after an alleged sex assault, another assault and graffiti issues at and around the site.

    Occupy Philly Is Told It's Time to Go

    [PHI] Occupy Philly Is Told It's Time to Go
    Signs go up around Dilworth Plaza, telling Occupy Philly protesters they must pack up their stuff and leave the area around City Hall that they've called home for 42 days.
    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011)

    The city’s homeless outreach team would go to the square Thursday to provide assistance for homeless people who were calling Occupy Philly home.

    The City continues to work with representatives of Occupy Philly regarding an alternative location, and we’re optimistic that we can come to an agreement on a reasonable path forward,” Deputy Mayor for Administration and Coordination and City Managing Director Richard Negrin said.

    Keating Company was awarded the reconstruction project, which is set to employee about 800 workers over the next 27 months, the city said.


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