Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Breaking News: Arrests Today at Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia



Today at 6 am about 50 protesters assembled at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, which is the site of the approved Sugar House Casino. The protest was organized by Casino Free Philadelphia, which is a coalition of Philadelphia citizens opposed to the building of casinos in Philadelphia.

Protestors argued that the construction of this casino, which is located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, will create more economic and social losses for Philly citizens/taxpayers than benefits. They cite a study conducted by the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. For a brief summary of that report, click here. At the action, this morning 15 people blocked the construction site gate by linking arms. Nearby, there was a rally of about 40 people.

Fourteen people were arrested at 6:45 am this morning, including 3 clergy. As of 1 pm today, they are still being held. Casino Free Philadelphia has reported there is no word about their status.

For more information on this breaking story, here are some of the stories that have been released from Casino Free Philadelphia and the media:



There are many more stories out there. Feel free to post links in the comments section of this blog post.

16 comments:

  1. I just got more news. There will be a rally later on this evening to support those who have been arrested. I don't have any other details. But if you wanted the latest word check Casino Free Philadelphia's Twitter (CasinoFreePhila) or their Facebook page.

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  2. I don't get it? I'm not for the casinos but I'd rather get arrested for protesting a house that sells drugs.

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  3. The neighbors complain to the cops about a drug house and it gets shut down. Majority of Philadelphians don't want casinos, but the politicians/developers want it so we have to protest it en masse to get it shut down. Does that make sense?

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