reports that the goal of the rally is to raise awareness of the cause to establish a society based on the principles of collectivism.
According to Times 24/7
, the event is expected to draw around 1,500 protesters from around the nation who plan to march, hold speeches and establish a temporary encampment during their stay.
The city has made special preparations for the event. An increased number of uniformed and non-uniformed police officers will be on hand to regulate the demonstration.
The Associated Press via Yahoo! News
reports that city managing director Rich Negrin has expressed optimism over the event. He stated:
"I don't think we've ever been better positioned to handle large events in Philadelphia than we are today. We're being incredibly conservative and suggesting that any one of these events could bring thousands of people."
Occupy protests began last summer with the Occupy Wall Street
movement. Similar protests were held in Los Angeles
and other major cities across the globe.