• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Occupy Philly Begins



Occupy Philly began this morning at Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, as an expression of solidarity with the Street protests, and as a demonstration of frustration with corporate greed and its control over politics. Enough with the corporate elite driving the bus of democracy, the other 99% wants a fair shake. It's a beautiful thing to see people assemble peacefully in Philadelphia, trying to find common cause and expressing shared grievances. Philly knows from dialogue and dissent.

Time will tell what the Occupy events will evolve into. For now, Eyes on the Street is here to look and listen. I'll keep adding to the slideshow above, and you can too. Send in your pictures or add them to our group flickr pool. Tell me what Occupy means to you, and what you think it means for our city.

 

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Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from September 2015 until July 2017. She is interested in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. She holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home. 

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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