This weekend: Re-Occupy?
Occupy Philly is in the middle of the first week of what you might call a Spring offensive. After a slow but visual winter (they had a few events here and there), Occupy Philly got things kicked off yesterday with a Dr. Seuss skit in front of Wells Fargo bank. Today and this weekend, there are a number of events going on to show the city and the world they haven’t gone away.
Occupiers are gathered in Rittenhouse right now. According to their daily schedule, there’s a “Know Your Rights to Occupy” gathering followed by a march to Independence Mall later this afternoon. And what march to Independence Mall would be complete without an evening drum circle followed by a midnight workshop hosted by write-in Congressional candidate Nate Kleinman, who is running in the 13th District (North, Northeast Philly, suburbs) Democratic party primary against incumbent Rep. Allyson Schwartz.
Saturday and Sunday will be full of events, as well, including an Easter “Sermon on the Mall” at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. According to the Metro, Occupy is accepting donations through social fundraising for things like legal support, tents and food.
More on the re-occupation in next week’s issue of PW.