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Occupy Philly Appeals City's New Permit Proposal

The protesters said in a letter to the city Wednesday that their demonstration would not adversely impact public health and safety

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    Occupy Philly Appeals City's New Permit Proposal

    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.

      The protesters have been in a plaza next to City Hall since early October as a statement about what they call economic injustice, but the city says they have to leave to make way for a long-planned $50 million renovation project
     
    The protesters said in a letter to the city Wednesday that their demonstration would not adversely impact public health and safety and was ``within the customary recreational and other uses'' of city property.
     
    The mayor has cited what he called ``serious health and safety issues'' at Occupy Philadelphia, terming conditions there ``intolerable.''