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Philly: We're Trying to Avoid Occupy Confrontation

City says that its trying to give protesters as much time as possible to leave

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    When Will the Remaining Occupiers Be Forced to Relocate?

    The number of Occupy Philly protesters at City Hall has decreased, but some were still sticking around Tuesday even after the deadline for them to move passed. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011)

    A city official says Occupy Philadelphia appears to be shrinking, but that the rest of the protesters need to leave so a long-planned renovation of a City Hall plaza can begin.

    Managing Director Richard Negrin said Tuesday the city wants to avoid a confrontation with protesters, who have been camped outside City Hall since early October as part of a protest over economic inequality and corporate influence on government.

    Negrin says the city is talking daily with the contractor and police about when construction can start at the site. He says fewer than 100 tents remain.

    A Sunday deadline has passed, but Negrin says the city is trying to give protesters as much time as possible to leave. The remaining protesters said Monday they were elated they hadn't been removed.

    No Tents, No Sleeping Bags, No Problem

    [PHI] No Tents, No Sleeping Bags, No Problem
    This is part of the deal the city is offering Occupy Philly.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011)