Timeline: A history of Philly protests

(Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

(Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

The roots of dissent run deep in Philadelphia. Check out our interactive timeline for a look at some of Philadelphia’s more notable protest moments.

The roots of dissent run deep in Philadelphia.

In 1727, the city’s most famous forefather, Benjamin Franklin, wrote: “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.”

Since then, throngs of discontented Philadelphians have taken to the streets to air their grievances.

Check out our interactive timeline for a look at some of Philadelphia’s more notable protest moments.

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