Police have begun arresting a group of roving marchers who left the Occupy Philadelphia encampment near City Hall after officers evicted protesters.
Police began pulling down tents at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday after telling demonstrators they had to leave. A group of protesters who left Dilworth Plaza began roving through downtown, their march coming to an end with arrests around 5 a.m.
About two dozen protesters were lined up in cuffs and being loaded on to buses by officers who penned in the march near 15th and Spring Garden streets.
The action comes more than two days after the deadline for protesters to leave. They had camped on the plaza since Oct. 6 to protest economic inequality and corporate influence on government.
A $50 million renovation project is planned for the plaza.