Occupy tent city remains at Philly after deadline

    Dozens of tents remain at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment outside City Hall, more than twelve hours after a city-imposed deadline for the protesters to move to make way for a construction project.

    No arrests were immediately reported this morning. The camp appeared mostly quiet amid a heavy police presence, but around 5 a.m. a handful of people were marching down the street banging drums.

    The scene outside City Hall was quiet most of the day Sunday. But the sound of protesters’ drumming did bring complaints from several people living in nearby high-rise apartment buildings. As WHYY’s Tom MacDonald reports, many protesters are prepared to be arrested.

    We’ll keep you updated as the day progresses.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.