Big crowd meets for Occupy Philadelphia planning

November 22, 2011 6:31:49 AM PST
Protesters following the lead of those camping out on Wall Street in New York City plan to camp outside Philadelphia's City Hall in opposition to corporate greed.

A standing-room-only crowd turned out for the organizing meeting Tuesday night for Occupy Philadelphia. The group voted to begin protests at 9 a.m. Thursday outside City Hall.

Some protesters plan to camp at the building overnight in the same way protesters in New York are staying on Wall Street around the clock.

A legal representative handed out pamphlets explaining the rights of protesters, who filled a downtown church to discuss the plan.

About 700 protesters were arrested in New York over the weekend as they tried to march over the Brooklyn Bridge.