On march through Downtown Crossing. Photo by Jeff Tamagini. More.
Occupy Boston almost had its first arrests Wednesday. Marchers moved out from Dewey Square and surrounded the Bank of America headquarters on Federal Street (where 24 had been arrested in a different protest on Friday). They began to lock hands around the entrances. Police called in prisoner transport wagons. And then, they broke for a bite to eat. Protesters also demonstrated outside Goldman Sachs offices on High Street:
Later, back at Dewey Square, one protester doused a Channel 25 photographer and his camera with water. Bill Sheerin, an assignment editor at the Fox affiliate, tweeted:
According to photog, this person stalked & taunted him before finally throwing water on his camera.
Joining the protests yesterday: students at local colleges and members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Princeton (and former Harvard) professor Cornel West also showed his support:
Berklee students are also on hand, lending their musical talents to the Dewey Square tent city.
The Phoenix reports on the good relations between the protesters and the city; talks to Tom Menino about it all.
Photo copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.