Occupy Philly began this morning at Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, as an expression of solidarity with the Street protests, and as a demonstration of frustration with corporate greed and its control over politics. Enough with the corporate elite driving the bus of democracy, the other 99% wants a fair shake. It’s a beautiful thing to see people assemble peacefully in Philadelphia, trying to find common cause and expressing shared grievances. Philly knows from dialogue and dissent.
Time will tell what the Occupy events will evolve into. For now, Eyes on the Street is here to look and listen. I’ll keep adding to the slideshow above, and you can too. Send in your pictures or add them to our group flickr pool. Tell me what Occupy means to you, and what you think it means for our city.
- PhillyWeekly: Occupy Philly, Day 1: Occupation Gets Under Way; Protesters Ask for Donations
- CityPaper: Crowd Swells as Occupy Philly Begins; Man Overboard! Special Occupy Philly edition: This movement doesn’t need to have simple answers
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