I attended last night’s General Assembly.
By 53-31, Occupiers voted against applying for a permit to move the tents across the street to the Municipal Services Building plaza.
There was a lively debate about the pros and cons of moving. Some expressed concern that Occupiers were losing sight of “the big picture.”
A statute of former Mayor Frank Rizzo stands in front of the Municipal Services Building.
It is clear that some Occupiers are wishing for a confrontation with the police. If Rizzo were still in office, the former police commissioner would be more than happy to grant them their wish.
UPDATE: I stopped by the General Assembly this evening. As the Nov. 15 deadline looms, Occupiers are preoccupied with whether they will stay and “fortify” the encampment or move. On Friday, the GA will vote on a proposal by the radical caucus to “resist eviction and hold this ground.”