Occupy National Gathering Regains Access to Water at Firehouse

By: Monday July 2, 2012 3:49 pm

A Philadelphia firehouse across the street from a Quaker meeting house, which occupiers have been using as a home base throughout the Occupy National Gathering, gave occupiers access to their water once again this morning. The firefighters had initially granted occupiers access to the water, but had subsequently closed and locked a gate to block them from using it.

 

Philadelphia Mayor Wants Occupy National Gathering Participants to Go Thirsty in Heat

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 4:00 pm

Record-breaking heat has been sweeping the United States. The Occupy movement is holding a major National Gathering in Philadelphia right now, where the temperature has reached ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit. Anyone spending hours out in this weather needs to drink water so as not to pass out from heat exhaustion. But Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a Democrat, has issued orders instructing city departments and other organizations in the city to not give water to occupiers.

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