Occupy Philly Offered New Location With New Rules - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Occupy Philly Offered New Location With New Rules

City: Occupy Philly must give up 24-hour protest



    New Permit for Occupy Philly - Strings Attached

    City officials offer Occupy Philly protesters a new place to demonstrate but only if they end their 24/7 protest. (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2011)

    City officials have offered a permit allowing Occupy Philadelphia protesters to move from Dilworth Plaza next to City Hall to Thomas Paine Plaza at the Municipal Services Building across the street -- but on the condition that they end their 24-hour protest.

    Under the proposal, the demonstration would only be allowed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. No tent structures or sleeping bags would be allowed other than one canopy to protect computer equipment, and even that would have to be taken down each night.

    The city doesn't want to see a recreation of the current encampment, Mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald said.

    Mayor Michael Nutter has called health and safety conditions at Occupy Philly “intolerable.”

    Occupy Waiting on Permits Before Making Move

    [PHI] Occupy Waiting on Permits Before Making Move
    Tents remain at Dilworth Plaza, but most have been moved back to make way for the construction crane. The movement is still waiting on a permit before deciding where they will move permanently.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2011)

    McDonald says the protesters have 48 hours to counter the city's 16-point proposal. He says the demonstrators will be given adequate notice before any eviction.

    There is no plan to force the protesters off Dilworth Plaza before Thanksgiving, city officials said.

    The protesters were told last week to begin packing up their Dilworth Plaza encampment to make room for an impending construction project at the site.

    City Losing Patience With Occupiers?

    [PHI] City Losing Patience With Occupiers?
    City officials want them at least 25-feet away from the side of City Hall.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2011)

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