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Renovations of Dilworth Plaza not only reason Philadelphia wants to move Occupiers

The city needs to move the “Occupy Philadelphia” protesters from Dillworth Plaza to make way for renovations.  The protesters are weighing their options.

Mayor Michael Nutter says there are two issues that need to be resolved and Occupy protesters need to move to make both happen.

“Scaffolding that needs to be taken down from the tower as a result of the earthquake from a little while back as well as a window that is in a dangerous condition which is also literally above the area where Occupy Philly is,” said Nutter.

The protesters were told of the issues on Sunday, but Gwen Snyder says they have yet to take the problem to their General Assembly.

“Its an ongoing process that can take a couple days but we are in touch and communicating with the city and discussing this in our General Assembly,” said Snyder.

It took the group 18 days to answer a letter from the city outlining other concerns, so the protesters are unsure when they will reply about moving.

The city is anxious to move the scaffolding since it’s rented and costs money for each extra day.

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