Bob Brady on Occupy Philly

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said he had met with protesters earlier in the week at the Friends Center to talk to them about why moving is consistent with their mission.

“I told them, I said, ‘Llisten you guys are the 99 percenters and if you stay there you are going to be hurting other 99 percenters.”

“I was there to tell them how important it was, because again, they’re blocking people that they’re supporting.”

He said representatives of the Building Trades and the AFL-CIO had pledged to help with the move, if the city agrees to let the Occupiers set up at a new site.

Brady said that decision was up to the mayor and the city. He will not be involved in it.

“I’m not a part of negotiating what they can or can’t do.”

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