Boston Occupy demonstrations have galvanized thousands over the last two months. The movement has come under attack over the last few weeks. , a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Occupy Boston calls for 7 p.m. rally
By Joe Dwinell
Friday, December 9, 2011 http://www.bostonherald.com
The refuse-to-die Boston Occupy movement has sent out an alert saying police won’t evict the remaining stragglers at the Dewey Square camp “if we have numbers” and organizers are calling for a general meeting tonight.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino gave the campers until midnight last night to pull up and take a hike, but a core group remains.
“We won last night because YOU showed up,” the Occupy alert states. “They won’t evict us if we have numbers. We need you. Come out today and help. General mtg 7pm!”
The defiant alert comes as about 40 occupiers stick to their tents at the downtown encampment.
A call has been sent to occupiers in other cities to help the floundering Boston protest clean up the square. Police Commissioner Edward Davis visited the scene this morning, but so far the camp has not been broken up completely.
Two people were also arrested overnight — 22-year-old Emily McArthur and 27-year-old Brian Weckbacher — both on a charge of disturbing the peace. They were both in a tent on Atlantic Avenue at about 3 a.m. and refused to move.
Both were arraigned today and released on no bail and were told to stay away from Dewey Square, except for employment purposes.
Wednesday, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances A. McIntyre lifted a temporary restraining order that had blocked city officials from evicting the squatters, calling the occupation a “hostile act” that is not protected speech. Protesters vowed to appeal, but had not by late yesterday.
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