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Occupy Philadelphia sit-in leads to arrests

Published Nov 10, 2011 6:10 PM

Four hundred protesters marched in Philadelphia on Nov. 2 — Occupy Oakland Solidarity Day.  Marchers wound through Center City streets before stopping outside “super committee” member Sen. Pat Toomey’s office to denounce his intention to drastically cut entitlement programs.  As the march later passed by the Comcast building, activists rushed inside and staged a sit-in.  Ten marchers were arrested for refusing to leave. Comcast pays no city taxes, due to a controversial tax abatement program, even though the city’s budget shortfall has resulted in massive cuts in education.  In contrast, Comcast‘s third quarter profits totaled $908 million, up 5 percent from a year ago.