Boston Police report arresting eight people - and issuing summons to two more - for last night's attempt to cover at least one side of the Citgo sign with a climate-change banner.
This premise is clearly labeled as an active construction site, and it is surrounded by a wire construction fence. ... Officers were informed that the group had raised a banner that read “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” over the “CITGO”, and had subsequently removed it after it hung for about 20 minutes. Due to the group being on the roof of an active construction site, officers requested additional assistance to ensure that all subjects could descend safely.
That included a response by the Boston Fire Department.
Charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace: James Comiskey, 30, Roxbury,; Jason Rudokas, 43, Arlington; Allen McGonagill, 30, Somerville,; Seward Ogden, 60, Putnam, VT; Thomas Davis, 35, Cambridge; Alexander Chambers, 21, Boylston; William Livernois, 24, Newnan, GA; Johannes Vulto, 60, Brookline, MA. Two women in their 50s, from Brooklyn and Putney, VT, were issued summons for trespassing and disturbing the peace, but were not taken into custody, police say.