Occupy Philly adds nonviolent protest training to prepare for Dilworth Plaza resistance

    Occupy Philadelphia, in a late-night vote Friday, decided to stay at Dilworth Plaza. City officials have demanded that the protesters relocate their camp site so a $50 million renovation project can begin on schedule.

    The Inquirer reported early this morning that the group amended the proposal to scratch the idea of expanding to Thomas Paine Plaza and added a provision to start training for nonviolent resistance in anticipation of a City Hall eviction.

    According to the report, the original proposal to stay at Dilworth and expand to Paine was the first of two. If it had failed, occupiers would have voted on a second proposal to leave Dilworth altogether and move across the street.

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