Police Clear Occupy Boston Camp; 46 Arrested
Members of Occupy Boston held a general assembly meeting this morning at Copley Square.
Police raided the Occupy Boston camp in Dewey Square, across from South Station, Saturday morning at about 5 a.m., according to Boston.com. Some 46 people were arrested, Boston police said in an email to media groups.
Photos on the Boston Herald website showed police walking through the camp of tents with bullhorns with some residents of the camp holding signs declaring their constitutional rights to stay there.
The displaced group later held a general assembly at Copley Square in the Back Bay and live streamed it on its website. A notice on the group's website said another general assembly will be held Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Boston Common bandstand.
Boston police said 32 males and 14 females were arrested at the camp and that most will be charged with trespassing and some with disorderly conduct.
Details of the activity at Dewey Square as well as opinions supporting the movement and opposing the movement were posted on Twitter.
The city warned residents of the tent city on Thursday that anyone who remained on the site after midnight were subject to arrest. Police did not try to clear the site that night as several hundred people flocked to the area in protest.