The activist group protested outside Mr. Weigles Forrest Hills home last week, and this morning picketed outside his place of work, Dawson Taylor & Co., on Wheeler Road, near the intersection of Walton Way Extension.
The groups organizer, Lori Davis, says a house he owns at 223 Eve Street is one of the worst nuisance properties in Harrisburg, a neighborhood fraught with drugs, poverty and decay.
Among the protesters was Mary Ann King, who on Sept. 6 was pulled from her car and beaten by a group of men and women, then had her car stolen, on the 600 block of Eve Street, according to a police report.
Her boyfriend, Claude Jones, held her 7-month-old grandson while she held a sign that read, John Weigle Jr., Nuisance Property Owner, 223 Eve St., Harrisburg.
I want to clean up the area. I want the drug dealers out, Ms. King said. Move them to one side and let us live on one side, and put a big fence up.
Mr. Weigle has not returned numerous phone messages left by a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle seeking his side of the story.