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News :: Occupy Boston
Boston Police Mount Operation to Confiscate Sink
02 Dec 2011
Hours after lawyers for the city of Boston argued in court that the Occupy Boston camp should be shut down because of unsanitary and unsafe conditions, Boston police intercepted and confiscated a sink which was to have been used to make the camp more sanitary.
During tonight's General Assembly, Occupy Boston members attempted to bring a new sink into the camp at Dewey Square. The sink was meant to replace the current dish-washing system of buckets of water. Boston police on duty at the camp refused to allow campers to bring in the sink, confiscating it and calling for a transport wagon to remove it from the site. Protesters sat down with arms linked to prevent the sink from being removed, and when that failed, stood in front of the wagon to keep it from leaving with the sink.

Police reinforcements arrived, including 10 motorcycle cops and multiple officers in cars and transport wagons. After about a 15-minute standoff, the protesters dispersed and the police drove away with the sink. One camper was arrested (not three as reported in the corporate media) and another was injured badly enough to require hospitalization. Several other protesters reported being punched or shoved by police.

Many at the altercation asked police what law was being broken by bringing a sink into the camp, but received no answer.

The scuffle followed a court hearing in which city lawyers argued that a restraining order prohibiting the camp's eviction should be lifted, in part because of unsanitary conditions. A decision on the matter is expected on December 15.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XeU5k_XT04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUhCS6gML8k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndZghWma5IY

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