‘Occupy Philly’ storms Romney fundraising event

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:47 EDT
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As developments with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland have garnered the most headlines from the 99 percent protests of late, Occupy Philadelphia demonstrators made sure to create their own newsworthy event Friday afternoon.

Over 100 people made their voices heard when they arrived to protest a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in downtown Philadelphia, according to The Philadelphia Enquirer. Expecting Romney to enter through the back entrance of the Rittenhouse hotel, the location of the fundraiser, protesters chanted, “Hey Romney, picture this, no more greedy politics.” One notable protester held up a sign reading, ”Greed is Good! Romney-Gekko 2012.”

Unfortunately for the protesters, the former Massachusetts governor entered the hotel through its front entrance, as they were not allowed by police to enter the building. Despite that setback, protesters still marched around the hotel before returning to their base location.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on November 5, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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