Big crowd meets for Occupy Philadelphia planning

    Protesters following the lead of those camping out on Wall Street in New York City plan to camp outside Philadelphia’s City Hall in opposition to corporate greed.

    A standing-room-only crowd turned out for the organizing meeting last night for Occupy Philadelphia. The group voted to begin protests at 9 a.m. Thursday outside City Hall.

    Some protesters plan to camp at the building overnight in the same way protesters in New York are staying on Wall Street around the clock.

    A legal representative handed out pamphlets explaining the rights of protesters, who filled a downtown church to discuss the plan.

    About 700 protesters were arrested in New York over the weekend as they tried to march over the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the correct date of the protest.

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