Activism, Protests & Rights

#occupyboston stormed by police 10/10/11 | Arrests | Protesters beaten | Photos in

Here are a series of posts on both the Occupy Boston Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as a few videos.  Times are approximate as both post the timeline as, for example, “2 hours ago”. Photos below.

9 PM:  Police are trying to shut down Occupy Boston tonight at 11:30. Folks are asking for support ASAP, please get down there.

9 PM:  Boston Police are still demanding that Occupy Boston returns to the original camp site. We need people here – we need to hold our new camp. Please join us!

10 PM:  Clarification: Occupy Boston did not ‘move’ to a new camp, it established a second camp, or as was earlier tweeted, “We expanded to the new site for health and safety reasons. We do not have enough room at the old camp. We need 2 camps now.” Also, a media report (from Fox – consider the source):  Boston Police asks Occupy Boston to leave newly renovated park

10 PM:  Come down to Dewey Square right now! We need you here with your tents.

11 PM:  Come down here. If that’s not possible, please call BPD and request that they let us be. 617-343-4200

Midnight:  We have reports that the riot police are continuing to assemble and have batons. The mayor’s line needs to hear from you–you need to be calling from Boston – so be ready with “your” Boston address: 617.635.4500 … Also call the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Here’s the phone # 617 292 0020. They are mainly just counting nays and yeas. So call both numbers – CALL THEM RIGHT NOW!

Midnight:  SWAT TEAM putting on RIOT GEAR on High St. PLEASE JOIN US NOW!
The mayor’s line needs to hear from you–you need to be calling from Boston – so be ready with the street name of “your” Boston address: 617.635.4500 … When you get the recording hold or press “0”. Also call the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Here’s the phone # 617 292 0020. They are mainly just counting nays and yeas. So call both numbers – CALL THEM RIGHT NOW!

1 AM:  Riot police are at Dewey. EMTs have set up a direct response tent for casualties. Nonviolence is how we win this.
The mayor’s line needs to hear from you – be ready with the street name of “your” Boston address: 617.635.4500 … When you get the recording hold or press “0”.

2 AM:  Paddy wagons are on the move. Riot police are at Dewey. Media told to leave premises. EMTs have set up a direct response tent for casualties. No police action yet. The mayor’s line needs to hear from you – be ready with the street name of “your” Boston address: 617.635.4500 … When you get the recording hold or press “0”.

2 AM:  HUGE line of police marching in. Group of about 40 police wearing battlegear helmets and billy clubs walking toward Camp Rose from south station. Police wagons everywhere: http://www.livestream.com/occupyboston  NOTE:  Livestream was not available at this time of posting which is two hours after this last Occupy Boston Facebook page update.

Video found so far:


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Here are some tweets from Twitter:

2:30 AM:
@evanchill Evan Hill
RT @Occupy_Boston: Veterans For Peace beat to the ground, flags falling all over, people being dragged away #occupyboston
2:30 AM:
@Occupy_Boston Occupy Boston
We need more people to come down and help us defend the main camp and decide what to do tomorrow. #OccupyBoston
2:30 AM:
@Occupy_Boston Occupy Boston
#OccupyBoston is still alive. First camp untouched so far. Cops are destroying materials from the second camp, and barricading it.
2:15 AM:
@Occupy_Boston Occupy Boston
Cops are still beating and dragging away protesters. #occupyboston
2:15 AM:
@Occupy_Boston Occupy Boston
Boston Police are being violent, and attacking people and tents. #occupyboston
2:15 AM:
@Occupy_Boston Occupy Boston
People are being dragged away, beaten.
2:15 AM:
Occupy_BostonOccupy Boston
Police are surrounding the park. Beating lots of protesters, many arrests. #occupyboston
2:15 AM:
@steveannear Steve Annear
Police pushing through with forces putting zipties on people #occupyboston
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Video from earlier in the evening when the police started rolling in:


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