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Occupy Pittsburgh ‘far from over’

Published Feb 12, 2012 10:12 PM

Occupy Pittsburgh, in one of the last major cities in the Occupy movement with a remaining tent encampment, is facing eviction on Monday, Feb. 6. At its height, OP had close to 100 tents and maintained a library, medical tent and food canteen. OP was ordered by a judge to vacate Mellon Green, which was renamed “The People’s Park” by the movement. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the park is owned by and located next to the Bank of New York Mellon. Occupy Pittsburgh targeted the infamous bank because of its alleged theft of pensions from countless union workers. OP activists have also called marches, held actions and written statements protesting cuts to public transportation, opposing the National Defense Authorization Act, and in outrage of the brutal beating of Jordan Miles by Pittsburgh police. While it has been played up in the press that Occupy Pittsburgh had begun packing up and dismantling the camp over the weekend, OP activists told Workers World that their movement was “far from over.”