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News :: Occupy Boston
Photos/Videos:Occupy Boston March In Solidarity With Occupy Oakland
08 Nov 2011
Boston-Nov. 2, 2011:
Hundreds of Occupy activists marched through downtown Boston in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and against police brutality.
more photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/sets/72157628041887900/

video(corporate humour from "Vermin Supreme"):
http://youtu.be/ANjnI9TAFPA

video of march:
http://youtu.be/dkpJYpUFT9A
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Occupy Boston March In Solidarity With Occupy Oakland
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Occupy Boston March In Solidarity With Occupy Oakland
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Occupy Boston March In Solidarity With Occupy Oakland
Boston-Nov. 2, 2011:
(From the Occupy Boston statement)
www.occupyboston.com

Statement of Solidarity:

In the early morning of October 11, the Boston Police Department assaulted our right to freedom of speech and assembly when they arrested and detained 141 peaceful protesters. They tackled elderly veterans and subjected many of us to a 13-hour detention in cold jail cells without food. Hours after the raid, Mayor Menino trashed all of the tents, sleeping bags, laptops, and other personal property with which we had previously assembled.

Exactly two weeks later, Occupy Oakland was attacked by hundreds of riot police. The same week many other Occupy encampments across several US cities witness the same level of repression and destruction of their camp. Under the supervision of Mayor Jean Quan and knowledge of President Obama, who was present in San Francisco, their occupation site and personal property were completely destroyed by the police. Among the wreckage, were medical facilities, supplies, community kitchen that fed hundreds, and the new homes of scores of occupiers, many whom were previously homeless. One protestor, Iraq war veteran Scott Olson, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and Veterans for Peace, was hospitalized after sustaining injuries from the police attack. The police used rubber bullets, tear gas, flash grenades, and sound cannons in an attempt to smash the Occupy Oakland movement with overwhelming force.

The Oakland General Assembly has called for a general strike on Wednesday, November 2nd. We support that call and stand with Oakland in saying:

+ We stand in full solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Occupy Chicago, Occupy Denver, Occupy Wall St. and any other Occupy movement in the US. and across the world!

+ We condemn the police raids in Boston, Oakland, Nashville, Austin, New York City and other similar attacks that have targeted the Occupy movement across the country!.

+ We stand in full solidarity with Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, who suffered the most brutal manifestation of the police crackdown on the Occupy Oakland encampment!

+ We support the call to ask Mayor Jean Quan to resign!

+ We support judges and any other city officials who have refused, and will continue to refuse carrying out any acts of violence and repression against the Occupy movement in the interest of the 1%

+We urge all members of the 99% to take action on November 2nd to send a message that we will not be silenced, despite the attempt by mayors and police departments in Boston, Oakland, and across the country to repress and stifle our movement.

In Solidarity,

Occupy Boston
See also:
http://www.occupyoakland.org
http://www.occupyboston.com
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