The overnight crowds were buoyed by a surprise visit from Philadelphia Mayor Nutter at 1 30 am last night. Protesters urged him to "Stop Nutting on Us" and begged him not to be Mayor Bloomberg, the billionaire who criticizes the poor. "Let Freedom Ring," a complaint that the Eagles football team manufactures their memorabilia in China, and protesters in Philly shirts added a Philadelphia touch to the protest.
On the second day, the crowds were thinned out, but were hardcore. The group, who are extremely well organized are still determined to effectuate change. The most thoughtful slogan was "Tax the Rich, They Lose a Yacht, Tax Me, I Lose my Home." Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was singled out for attention. The protests in Philadelphia are more anti-Fed than anti-Wall Street. Think "Skank America." Healthcare is a major focal point of the protests. "Cancer Is Not A Business" reflected many of the demonstrators sentiments.