NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Local

Occupy Philly Dances Through Streets, Protesting Banks

View Comments
An SUV with a sign decrying bankers led the protest. (Credit: John McDevitt)

An SUV with a sign decrying bankers led the protest. (Credit: John McDevitt)

John McDevitt John McDevitt
John McDevitt has been a reporter and editor at KYW Newsradio 1060...
Read More

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

 

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35,106 other followers