Occupy Philadelphia Protesters Evicted From Encampment

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sanitation workers clear debris from the Occupy Philadelphia tent encampment near City Hall in the early hours of November 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Fusco/Getty Images/Getty)

Police in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia moved in overnight Wednesday to remove Occupy protesters from their encampments near City Hall in both cities. More than 200 people were arrested in Los Angeles. In Philadelphia, police arrested dozens of roving protesters after they were forced to leave their camp in Dilworth Plaza. Sanitation crews quickly moved in to begin cleaning what the protesters left behind. In both Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the operations were relatively peaceful in comparison to other Occupy encampment evictions, which have brought at times violent clashes between protesters and police.

Tom MacDonald, reporter for WHYY, talks about the latest developments from Philadelphia's City Hall.

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Charles

I'd like to know exactly how much the "Occupy" demonstrations have been costing financially-strapped local governments.

Police and administrative overtime; legal expenses and possible lititgation; sanitation and other overtime expenses.

This would seem to be an issue that would be in keeping with fairness, if not the program's agenda. The Takeaway hardly ever goes a single day without another "Occupy" report, except for those few days when everyone was keeping their heads down after the termination of Caitlin Curran for her active involvement at the Occupy Wall Street site.

Nov. 30 2011 12:35 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

I hope the protestors never quit. Someone needs to say, "I told you so" when the masses ask, "How did this happen to us?"

Protest all forms of injustice and never let the status quo club sleep with both eyes shut.

Nov. 30 2011 10:38 AM
listener

"Sanitation was the biggest argument"
Ironic how those most worried about the environment feel entitled to leave the biggest and foulest mess.
Many naive college students and others seduced into this movement who in the last century used to be called "useful idiots" now have an arrest record millstone to take to job interviews....and for what?

Nov. 30 2011 09:38 AM

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