Occupy Philly - July 4th weekend

Franklin Park

Occupiers gathered into discussion circles in Franklin Square Park. The orignal idea was that they would be camped around the Liberty Bell, but the park was only two blocks away. No tents were permitted, but sleeping there on the ground  was okay.
water!
Yeah, it was pretty hot. The water table was a busy and popular place.
tables
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class

Occupy held at least a few gatherings in the park where the Liberty Bell was located. Their

Declaration of Interdependence: July 4 2012

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our symbol
As fellow Veteran Occupier Bill Perry says: "From the U.S. Veterans' Encampment @ the Occupy National Gathering, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA" Perry's Facebook page
nightfall
Monday night, we were told our encampment would be shut down. Here are the Occupiers and the Veterans gathered to resist.
Bill Perry
Bill Perry made the announcement that he had gotten us a extension and that we wouldn't be thrown out after all, at least not yet.
got the party started!
And we got the party started!        Video clip 1      Video clip 2
new site
Eventually, the encampment got moved a block to the North. It was shut down at 5:00 the next day.
on the move
An Occupy demonstration. I think they were yelling at a bank.
A video clip of this scene.
on the move
On the move again.

Friend and Sandy
Two of our members enjoying the sunny day. Absolutely beautiful weatherthe whole time. Hot and clear all weekend.