Tag Archives: Occupy Philadelphia

19 Occupy Philadelphia Members Will Go to Trial

They’re hoping for a sympathetic judge and to have their rightful day in court: The 32 in court Tuesday were arrested between 1:15 and 5:45 a.m. last Wednesday: one at 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, five at 15th … More after the jump

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Police and Protestors Clash as Occupy Philadelphia is Ousted

Police pursued and clashed with Occupy Philadelphia protestors late into the night as the protestors moved throughout Center City to alternately avoid arrest and confront police… But tension grew after 3 a.m. Protesters crashed through metal barriers erected at Broad … More after the jump

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Despite Deadline Passing, Occupy Philadelphia Continues

Philadelphia police did not evict Occupy Philadelphia protestors at 5pm on Sunday as originally planned, but are refusing to say why, or when the much-publicized eviction might actually occur. For now, Occupy Philadelphia is staying put in Dilworth Plaza outside … More after the jump

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Occupy Philadelphia Prepares for Showdown

As Mayor Nutter and the City prepare to evict protestors from Dilworth Plaza, the protestors are faced with a stark choice – move their protest out of the plaza or face arrest. A 3 p.m. meeting at the United Methodist … More after the jump

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Nutter: Occupy Philly Must Un-Occupy By 5pm Sunday

This is really disheartening. A liberal mayor of a city that struggles with unemployment and inequality has ordered protestors to leave the area surrounding Philadelphia City Hall, known as Dilworth Plaza. Instead, they can protest across the street as Dilworth … More after the jump

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Impartial? Supercommittee Member Toomey Took $40k from Banks

He knows where his bread is buttered, so don’t expect any support for regular people from Pat Toomey. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a member of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, received $40,000 from the political action committees (PACs) of … More after the jump

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Occupy Philadelphia Protestors Talk Hardship and Unease

Well-written story from the Inquirer that highlights the extraordinary levels of distrust people are feeling toward politicians and the elite: Nearly everyone interviewed had a tale of personal financial hardship, and nearly everyone expressed little conviction that any single politician … More after the jump

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Policing Occupy Philadelphia Costs City $400,000

Police surveillance of Occupy Philadelphia is costing the city a lot of money… seems worth it to me. And more importantly, why do they have to perform any surveillance on peaceful protests? The city has spent more than $400,000 in police costs … More after the jump

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More Than 1,000 Protestors “Occupy Philadelphia”

Will Occupy Philadelphia, Occupy Wall Street, and the other protests around the country have staying power? If the Arab Spring is any indication of the world’s collective discontent with elites, I think this is the beginning of a progressive/populist renaissance … More after the jump

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