Occupy Philly protesters evicted overnight, near 50 arrested

    Police began pulling down Occupy Philadelphia tents on Dilworth Plaza at about 1:20 a.m. this morning after telling demonstrators they had to leave.

    The action comes more than two days after the deadline for protesters to move out.

    A group of protesters who left Dilworth Plaza began roving through downtown, their march coming to an end with arrests around 5 a.m.

    Police have now begun arresting a group of roving marchers who left the Occupy Philadelphia encampment near City Hall after officers evicted protesters. About two dozen protesters were lined up in cuffs and being loaded on to buses by officers who penned in the march near 15th and Spring Garden streets. We’ll keep you updated throughout the morning. Tune in to WHYY-FM at 6:04 a.m. to hear Tom MacDonald live at the scene.

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