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Protesters Removed
10/4/2017
 
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Police were called in Tuesday morning to remove protesters from the Whitehall Road property where a proposed Toll Brothers development is being discussed. Protesters have been camping out for the past 124 days at the site of a proposed Penn State luxury housing facility. Despite no trespassing signs being posted in July, the group remained on site. Tuesday morning, Penn State officials along with Ferguson Township police arrived at the site and escorted them off the property and officials removed their canopies and other materials into a truck. "It's kind of silly. We also hear this morning they're going to meet with us and Toll Brothers again. We feel positive about what's happening in terms of Toll Brothers looking at an alternative site and I don't quite understand why we had to go through this." Police said they acted on the trespass notice this morning because there are plans to farm the land. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said a trespass notice was issued July 20 and another notice was emailed September 29th and the university exercised its right under law to have the protesters removed. Protesters said they plan to stay near the site to continue their fight.
  
 
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