Occupy Philadelphia and ACT UP Philadelphia protest on July third and fourth!
July 04, 2012
According to the most recent reports, more than 250 protesters from Occupy and ACT UP Philadelphia marched through Center City this afternoon, stopping along the way to shout indictments of banking giants UBS, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
The march was supposed to begin at 19th and Market streets, where a handful of activists from ACT UP had promised to “storm the stock exchange,” but instead held signs and chanted in front of the building. Occupiers had planned to join them, but got tied up when lunch was late at their encampment in Franklin Square. The delay lengthened when a Ben & Jerry’s truck arrived at the camp to hand out free ice cream.
Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia for a national gathering on Independence Mall, seeking to unify their far-flung movement against economic inequality a half-year after police evicted protesters from encampments in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. The event, which starts Saturday and runs through July 4, is expected to bring about 1,500 protesters for marches, speakers and camping during the city’s annual Independence Day festivities.
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