Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 5:52 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
- 10:30:Occupy Boston camp still standing
- 1:57: police dragging tents from streets
- 1:40: tents in the streets
- 1:31: police superintendent: "no intention of evicting tonight."
- 1:14: reports that police will not raid Boston tonight, occupiers skeptical, dancing
- 1:08: Atlantic Avenue blocked by peaceful protestors, police stymied by dance party
- 12:36: report that cops are due in 15 minutes
- 12:10: deadline passes, tension mounts. Live aerial view
- 11:45: 7,000-10,000+ occupying Dewey Square
- 11:25: "arrestable" occupiers to link arms to protect park, "unarrestables" to rally in solidarity across street
- 11:08: occupiers have erected defensive barricades in anticipation of imminent police raid.
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Occupy Boston is asking all area supporters to join them ASAP. In the event that the Boston Police Department clears Dewey Square tonight, they will meet at 8 am tomorrow at the Suffolk Probate and Family Court at 24 New Chardon St. in Boston. They will also hold a General Assembly tomorrow night, December 9, at 8 pm at the Band Stand on Boston Common.
from Occupy Boston:
This morning, Mayor Menino issued a midnight deadline for Occupy Boston to leave the Greenway. The articulated threat of eviction is a clear and present danger to the community we have built over the past ten weeks. We came to Dewey Square to practice true democracy and give visibility to injustice; we came to see if we could not–in providing for basic needs–maintain a standing indictment against their enforced deprivation within our broader community. With this commitment came hard evidence of economic suffering, evidence that we present at the doorstep of the Federal Reserve along with our democracy, our songs and our chants that echo daily through the financial canyon. Today, the city threatens that community. It threatens the library, where we hold our classes and discuss ideas. It threatens our food tent, which has served thousands of people many more thousands of meals. It threatens our medical tent, which has provided treatment and care to the sick and to the injured. Not only these, it threatens the lives of those of us who have no place else to go. The city has cited concern for our safety as the reason for forcing us back into the streets. But make no mistake; the city’s concern for our safety will disperse when we do. We have therefore taken steps to ensure the safety of the infrastructure we have built, and to protect the most vulnerable among us in the event of the eviction. We are taking down the food tent, the medical tent, packing up our logistics supplies for safe-keeping and working with social service providers and other allies to secure shelter for our brothers and sisters most likely to experience homelessness if and when the city throws away their tents. We take action–today and always–in the name of economic and political justice, freedom of expression and our entire community.