Philadelphia PA, Friday April 6th, 2012 at 12pm Occupy Philadelphia met at Rittenhouse Square for the beginning of what is to be a 48 hour Occupation of Independence Mall located between 5th street and 4th on Market.
They began the weekend long event with a series of Spring Training teach-ins and sign making though many of the signs that would be carried in the subsequent march to the Mall were made over the course of the previous two nights in the basement of the Ethical Society and at an Occupiers home.
On Friday, November 18th, fourteen members of Occupy Philadelphia were arrested for participating in a citizens’ foreclosure of Wells Fargo bank. We foreclosed on Wells Fargo for robbing the people of Philadelphia and for Wells Fargo’s failure to pay their debt to society. We have called this press conference tonight to announce our ongoing campaign to hold big banks accountable to the 99%.
9am - Black is Back Coalition will hold a press conference and demonstration at Dilworth Plaza of City Hall to protest the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s decision to deny the Black is Back Coalition permit application to hold its November 5th march entitled “Stop the Wars! Build the Resistance!”
10 am - City Council hearing on extending the curfew ordinance permanently, City Hall.
12 noon - Save Our Homes Coalition leads a "Stop the Foreclosures" march to Governor Corbett's Office at 200 S. Broad street. Gather at Dilworth Plaza, City Hall
6:30 pm - Brian Willson, Activist/Author of Blood on the Tracks, speaking at the Friends Center, the Rufus Jones Room (15th and Cherry Sts)