Friday, November 04, 2011

Occupy Philly Marches To Romney Fundraiser And Holds Its Own ‘Photo-Op’ With Picture Of Mitt

By Zaid Jilani/Think Progress

Today, former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is holding a fundraiser at a swank hotel in downtown Philadelphia, offering $2,500 photo-ops to wealthy donors inside.
Responding to Romney’s fundraising with the city’s elite, Occupy Philly and allied groups marched to the hotel and rallied outside of it. Demonstrators propped up a large poster of Romney and staged their own photo-ops with him, joking that they don’t need to be super-wealthy to take a photograph with a fake version of the candidate.
Here’s some video of the protesters rallied outside the hotel from the CloutDailyNewsYouTube account:
Here are some pictures from the demonstration, taken by local demonstrators and reporters:
“The fact that we were able to pull this off so quickly says a lot about how passionate people are here in Pennsylvania about tax cuts for the rich and corporate greed,” said Jamie Mondics from Keystone Progress, which joined the protests.
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