Many Occupy activists were at Franklin Square on Monday for speeches and organizing activities, and some were just being released from police custody.
The Occupy Movement from around the country is meeting in Philadelphia for the movement’s first national gathering.
Chris recounts his experience at the Mitt Romney/Tea Party event last night at the Franklin Institute. He details Newt Gingrich’s visit to the St. Louis Zoo and the end of Blue Dog Democrats. He also talks to Secretary of the Commonwealth, Carol Aichele, about the new Voter ID Law.
Protesters who spoke with Eyewitness News claim many of the 52 ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ protesters who were arrested Wednesday morning, were taken into custody unnecessarily.
Two days after the city’s deadline passed for Occupy Philly protestors to get out of Dilworth Plaza, the ranks have thinned but dozens of tents still remain with only a light police presence.
Police have arrested about a dozen members of the Occupy Philadelphia movement who were protesting at a bank downtown.
The ‘Occupy Philly’ Protesters are attempting to move their camp from Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall to Thomas Payne Plaza, which is outside of the Municipal Services Building.
City officials have posted notices in the Occupy Philadelphia encampment, telling the protestors they must move from Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall.
Those involved with the Occupy Philly movement are still camping out in front of City Hall. But with a construction project scheduled for Dilworth Plaza, what will happen to the protesters?
Police are investigating the discovery of graffiti and human feces that was found near the “Occupy Philadelphia” protests.
Some members of the “Occupy Philadelphia” protest group have pitched a tent on federal ground, along Independence Mall, in clear view of tourists visiting the historic district.
The Occupy Philly protestors reacted to news of a raid on the original Occupy Wall Street camp in New York.
Nine “Occupy Philly” protestors were arrested Wednesday afternoon after entering the Comcast Center and refusing to leave.
Occupiers say they hunkered down during the snow and freezing rain, clearing the tarps and tents to keep them from collapsing. But, with the cold, the group is asking for donations of hats, scarves, coats and socks.
Occupy Philadelphia is now a week in, but a number of hurdles are looming for the protestors.