Occupy Philadelphia records, Temple University Special Collections Research Center

Occupy Philadelphia was part of the international Occupy movement that in 2011 sprang from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.  The movement called attention to economic and income inequality, corporate greed, and other social problems.  Best known for its elaborate camp at Dilworth Plaza, adjacent to Philadelphia’s City Hall, Occupy Philadelphia was largely composed of nonviolent protests, organized marches, and demonstrations.  On November 30, 2011, Philadelphia Police evicted Occupy from Dilworth Plaza.

Occupy Philadelphia records, Temple University Special Collections Research Center