Occupy Wall Street has officially made its way to the streets of Philly: Protesters are planning to gather at Philadelphia’s City Hall on this morning, echoing the protests in New York City. Organizers of Occupy Philadelphia say the gathering is meant to be a stand against corporate greed. Protesters plan to camp out, give food to the homeless and chant slogans condemning corporate greed in politics.
Update 10 a.m. Hundreds of people have already gathered outside City Hall, talking, shouting and carrying signs criticizing the government’s relationship with banks.
Original report Over the weekend, about 700 protesters in New York were arrested as they tried to march over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Philadelphia Managing Director Richard Negrin says city officials sat down with protest leaders Wednesday and were assured that the protests wouldn’t be disruptive.
Negrin says the city plans to have an increased police presence in place during the protests.