Over the last Fourth of July weekend, Philadelphia was the place for a national gathering of the “Occupy” movement.
Richard Trumka, former head of the United Mine Workers and a graduate of Villanova Law School, now heads the national AFL-CIO.
Nathan Kleinman, 29, is believed to be the first member of the “Occupy” movement to announce his intention to run for US Congress.
The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.
Crews from the city’s Department of Streets were beginning to dispose of pallets and trash from the encampment even as many protesters remained at the site.
Some members of “Occupy Philadelphia” are concerned about the group’s future.
An effort is underway among “Occupy Philadelphia” members to improve unity among the various working groups within the camp, so its message can be conveyed in a peaceful and effective manner.
Organizers say the rally and march is part of the National Day of Action with the Unemployed.
About 40-50 members stood and shouted for about ten minutes just as Council president Anna Verna was about to begin the meeting.
Occupy Philadelphia obtained a demonstration permit, which prohibits sleeping at the site.
The Independence Hall Tea Party Association says the group has created a coalition it calls Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America. And, it started a Facebook page to try to sort out the truth.
The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.
It’s day five of the protests and tents remain set up outside City Hall.