Boston Occupiers defy Mayor, Police stand by

Boston mayor set a deadline of midnight for occupiers to move out

Members of the Occupy Cape Cod and Occupy Falmouth movements are looking for people to head up to Boston tonight (Thursday) and support the Boston Occupiers.  They have released the following request:

As you may have read or heard on the news, the local court has ruled that while Boston Occupiers have the right of assembly and speech, they do not have the right to “seize” public land.  Mayor Menino has set a deadline of midnight tonight to clear Dewey Square, so it appears that a police raid on Occupy Boston is imminent.

Occupy Boston is appealing to people who are able to come to Dewey Square (across from South Station) today to help evacuate important equipment, to witness, to nonviolently defend, to film or document, and/or to plan for might be done tonight.

- Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee

Boston's Mayor Menino has given Occupy Boston a deadline to clear out of Dewey Square by midnight tonight.  We hope that this will not happen, but we want to make sure that folks know how they can show solidarity with the movement that has changed the dialogue of our country and put the spotlight on the corporate bad actors that are destroying our economy.   We hope that you can join us at Dewey Square tonight to support these folks at the following times:  7 p.m. for a General Assembly; 11 p.m. to show solidarity. 

Those wishing to show support who cannot be arrested can stand on the opposite side of the street.

For those of you who cannot come out today, please call the City at 617 635-4500 or email and ask them to reconsider this demand.

For breaking text messages about any eviction or raid happening at Dewey Square, please join the Occupy Boston Emergency SMS network.

We hope that the city will change it's mind on this course of action and will keep you posted on future ways to show support for the 99%!

Read about Mayor Menino's decision in Common Dreams here and in the Boston Herald here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on