[act-ma] w VIDEO: "Occupy Boston: smart, savvy, and aiming to emulate Wall Street protests" ~Guardian, UK
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Wed Sep 28 18:15:01 PDT 2011
Occupy Boston: smart, savvy, and aiming to emulate Wall Street protests
About 200 people in Boston express their outrage at America's economic
woes -- and promise to take up the protest baton
There were socialists, anti-poverty campaigners, students, anarchists,
computer hackers, the unemployed, and workers ranging from a
vet to an accountant.
And, numbering around 200 and meeting to plot until late in the night, a
group of Bostonians have decided to recreate the anti-Wall Street
protests that are gripping New York.
Unlike previous attempts, such as a march that fizzled out in Chicago
with just 20 people, the people behind Occupy Boston showed a strong
dose of media savvy and organisational skill on Monday night, as they
drew a committed crowd of volunteers to their cause: to occupy a slice
of the city. Local TV crews were in attendance at the evening mass
planning meeting, and it had been flagged on the front pages of Boston's
The move raises the first serious prospect of the Wall Street protests
spreading beyond New York and comes as other events are also being
planned in Los Angeles and Washington.
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