Occupy Philly Dances Through Streets, Protesting Banks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s day 17 of Occupy Philadelphia. With more than 400 tents setup outside City Hall, the demonstration against so-called corporate greed in America appears to be growing. A dancing group of demonstrators took to the streets today and made their way to bank branches in center city.

“267-702-04777…if you get arrested call that number…”

Before the action at the various banks, a phone number for legal assistance was given to protesters over a mega phone in case they were to get arrested.

Then a SUV blaring music lead the group of about 100 Occupy members through the streets under a heavy police escort.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the dancing protest.

“The banks keep walking over us,” says Jeff Russett, one of the dancing occupiers. “So we are going to dance on them. And this is a way to continue pushing the message that banks got bailed out and the people got sold out. And it’s time for us to take the power back in this country and show our force and show our unity and take to the streets and expose who is responsible for the economic crisis that we are all experiencing today.”

Some protesters walked into banks to hand out fliers to customers and employees about bank profits. No one was arrested.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060


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  • Sal Manella

    These socia list mo rons don’t realize that their enemy is the one bankrolling them.

  • Bernard

    I’d rather have the protesters dancing through the streets of center city than the flash mobs, although I could do without either.

  • Mike Danzinger

    It’s like the region’s homeless population put up a tent city in front of city hall because they’re afraid of the shelters.

    Get a job and maybe one day you’ll open a bank account.

    • Jerry

      Yes, “get a job”. It’s that easy!

      • Sal Manella

        But there ARE no good jobs. They’re either been outsourced or insourced. A degree in social justice studies doesn’t help either.

      • ThatGuy

        There was an enormous job fair at Lincoln Financial field yesterday – how many occupiers attended that? How many would you suppose actually have resumes?

        I understand your frustration, but at least make some effort to put yourself in a position of success. Sitting in a tent under City Hall isn’t going to get it done.

  • Gite Saint Tropez

    I am in accordance completely…

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