Facing imminent eviction from Dilworth Plaza, Occupy Philadelphia General Assembly last night voted unanimously to break camp and move to Thomas Paine Plaza immediately. But they made their move too soon: they don’t have a permit.
Since they didn’t follow the process, the police ordered them to disperse and take their personal belongings back across the street.
By the time I got to the encampment, some Occupiers were milling about; others were discussing the situation during an emergency GA.
Occupy Philly is boxed in by Mayor Nutter who told them to “chill out” and a splinter group, the Reasonable Solutions Committee, which followed the process and applied for a permit. Reasonable Solutions’ application is under review. Nutter said he’s not going to choose a side so the two factions will have to work it out before a permit is granted.
Occupy Philly and Reasonable Solutions have until early next week to figure out a way to coexist at Thomas Paine Plaza. If not, they will be sent packing for good.
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