Protesters rally at Philadelphia’s 14th Police District

3:50 p.m. – Protesters, many with their middle fingers raised at police, left the 14th District HQ after reading aloud claims of police misconduct. Police spokesman said everything remained orderly.

The march was the second march organized in support of Florence Mason – a woman evicted from 160 E. Meehan Avenue in Mt. Airy. Her home was a rallying point on Nov 29 by Occupy Philadelphia as an example of what organizers said was a wrongful eviction.

Mason alleges in a complaint to the city that 14th District police officers assaulted some of her children during an eviction on September 1. Mason alleges that her children were handcuffed including her two youngest,

3:32 p.m. – The marchers have arrived at the 14th Police District station. Police have re-inforced their ranks with 23 officers on-hand.

3:20 p.m – About 20 protesters were marching down the middle of Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy this afternoon around 3 p.m. on their way to Philadelphia’s 14th Police District Headquarters. They claim that some officers from that Northwest district were abusive during an eviction related matter at 160 E. Meehan in September. NewsWorks is monitoring this rally and will post updates.

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