Anti-casino activists rally for an ally

    Today, members of Casino-Free Philadelphia declared the city’s independence from casinos. The activists have been protesting the Sugarhouse site along the Delaware River in Fishtown, and the potential Foxwoods sites in South Philadelphia and at the Gallery in Center City. Organizers say they hope at least one elected city official will publicly support their position that casinos would be bad for Philadelphia. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

    Today, members of Casino-Free Philadelphia declared the city’s independence from casinos. The activists have been protesting the Sugarhouse site along the Delaware River in Fishtown, and the potential Foxwoods sites in South Philadelphia and at the Gallery in Center City. Organizers say they hope at least one elected city official will publicly support their position that casinos would be bad for Philadelphia. WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

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