Protesters ‘Occupy' Tents at City Hall

A small tent city has sprung up at Philadelphia's City Hall and there is still a heavy police presence
as the "Occupy Philadelphia" rally against corporate influence on politics continues.

Several hundred people carrying signs protested peacefully outside the government building Thursday in a rally modeled after similar protests in New York and other places. It's aimed at condemning the influence of big corporations on government.

Authorities said Thursday night that there had not been any arrests. By Friday morning, tents could be seen around the building and police on foot and in vehicles were keeping the area under close watch.

City officials have said the group is welcome to stay for now, but officials have also encouraged them to get a permit.

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