Homeless encampment springs up after Occupy Philadelphia eviction
A homeless camp dubbed "Camp Liberty" sprang up in the Port Richmond section as a result of the Occupy Philadelphia eviction, creating controversy with the city officials and the State Department of Transportation. Pennsylvania. 1st December 2011
The inhabitants of Camp Liberty are refugees from Occupy Philadelphia, fleeing a mere two days before the City Hall encampment was evicted. Now located under the I-95 overpass in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, it is facing resistance from the city and the state Department of Transportation because of a proposed development project and planned renovations to the interstate highway. The fate of the encampment is uncertain and many of the inhabitants refuse to move to poorly-funded, overcrowded shelters as winter approaches.