Tents Remain In Philly, LA [VIDEO]
There are still dozens of tents at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment outside City Hall, despite a Sunday evening deadline for protesters to move to make way for a construction project. The deadline passed without any arrests.
In Los Angeles, meanwhile, a deadline has also passed for protesters to clear out of their tent city. The city's police chief isn't saying when the two-month-old camp will be cleared. Charlie Beck says he wants to make sure the removal will be done when it is safe for protesters and officers, and "with as little drama as possible."
About half of the 485 tents had been taken down as of last night. But police turned back after hundreds of Occupy LA supporters showed up at the camp.
One protesters says she's surprised police did not move in as the number of demonstrators dwindled during the night. She says police were "on their best behavior."
As officers left, protesters chanted, "We won."
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