Occupy profile: Steven Venus
PHILADELPHIA - November 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- Over the past week, we have talked to a number of protesters who vowed not to leave Dilworth Plaza without being forced out.
One of them is Stephen Venus, who, for some, became the face of the movement.
We met the Bryn Mawr native on Sunday as he fortified his section of the encampment at Dilworth right as the eviction deadline approached.
"It's like losing a battle if they take this away from us," he said.
His work continued on Monday with more wood and more fortification. Then came even more nails and hammers on Tuesday. All the while he was disobeying police warnings even as the number of protesters at Dilworth dwindled from hundreds to dozens.
"They keep sending us notices that the cops are gonna come in here and tear us down."
Early Wednesday morning, that's exactly what happened.
Police asked him to get down from his fort and when he didn't, the structure came down. He was not arrested.
As he departed the scene, Stephen Venus told Action News he was heading "wherever 'Occupy' takes me.'"
occupy movement, philadelphia, pennsylvania, protest, center city, city hall, local/state
- Missing Philadelphia couple found safe 22 min ago
- AccuWeather: Lots of clouds, some SE rain
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Police try to ID mystery hit-and-run victim 6 min ago
- Officers drive into hail of gunfire in N. Phila. 58 min ago
- Shots fired into a Philadelphia firehouse
- 3 Phila. schools closed Friday, staff relocated
- How to safeguard your computer against kidnappers
- Retired Philly cop charged with assaulting teen
- Police: Gloucester Co. woman's death a homicide
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Resident return to assess damage from Ewing explosion
- Upper Darby cop charged with DUI in hit-and-run
- Missing Philadelphia couple found safe
22 min ago
- Police try to ID mystery hit-and-run victim
6 min ago
- Officers drive into hail of gunfire in N....
58 min ago