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Deadline looms for Occupy Philly to dismantle camp

Deadline looms for Occupy Philadelphia to dismantle City Hall tent encampment by 5 p.m. Sunday By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' Members of the Occupy movement in Philadelphia say they expect some civil disobedience if protesters are forced to dismantle their encampment downtown.

Mayor Michael Nutter has set a deadline of 5 p.m. Sunday for demonstrators to remove their belongings. Some have agreed to, but not all. The city has not said what will happen if they do not.

Diane Ackerman, a member of the group's legal collective, says the movement itself will remain strong regardless of what happens. Occupy Philadelphia has been largely peaceful since it began. Despite a few dozen arrests, there have been no violent confrontations with police like elsewhere.

Philadelphia's eviction notice is unique in that protesters are being asked to move to make way for a construction project.

The movement has another deadline Sunday. Protesters in Occupy Los Angeles face an eviction deadline of midnight Pacific.

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