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PCAPS protest targets Gov. Corbett’s Philadelphia office

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

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Culminating a week of daily protests, the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS) held a rally Friday afternoon outside Gov. Corbett’s office on South Broad Street to bring attention to the "brutal cuts" in state education funding that have hit Philadelphia for the last few years.

Coalition members attempted to deliver a letter inviting the governor to visit a Philadelphia school and meet with protesters. When they were initially rebuffed by security, the crowd — which included teachers, students and local activists — sat down in the middle of Broad Street. Later, a delegation was allowed to go up and deliver the letter.

Photographs by Harvey Finkle.

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