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.
“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