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Occupy Philly Protesters Arrested At Center City Bank Sit-In

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Walt Hunter reports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have arrested about a dozen members of the Occupy Philadelphia movement who were protesting at a bank downtown.

The protesters refused to leave the Wells Fargo branch on Friday evening and were arrested peacefully.

Police Lt. Raymond Evers did not immediately release the number of demonstrators arrested or the charges they face.

Occupy Philadelphia is aimed at condemning income inequality and the influence of big corporations on government. It is one of numerous movements across the country created to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York.

About two dozen members of Occupy Philadelphia were arrested on Thursday during a protest on the Market Street bridge.

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