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Benjamin Franklin Parkway encampment begins dismantling

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PHILADELPHIA - The Benjamin Franklin Parkway encampment started to dismantle on Friday after months of heated discussions with the city.The encampment began four months ago as a demand for equal and fair housing. “Over the past couple of days we’ve been getting people into temporary spaces they can be in until the houses are actually transferred over and the people can move in,” Jennifer Bennetch said.On Tuesday night, the City of Philadelphia announced a deal that has the 150 or so people living at the encampment agreeing to leave their tents.In return, the city along with the Philadelphia Housing Authority is transferring 50 properties to a land trust that was set up by encampment residents.AdvertisementMuch of the stay has come with..

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