About a dozen protesters opposed to school closings in Philly took their case to City Hall on Tuesday, linking arms and chanting outside Mayor Nutter's second-floor office.
"It's important that there's a constant presence of people for him to understand that this is an urgent issue," said Helen Gym, of the group Parents United. "For many of us, we feel like this is the tipping point of where Philly public education is."
The group originally said they were going to occupy the hallway until Thursday, when the School Reform Commission votes on a Nutter-endorsed plan to close 29 city schools with low enrollment. Philly NAACP President J. Whyatt Mondesire, who participated in the demonstration, even said he had set aside money to post bail.