Police Evict Occupy Boston

By The Associated Press

Dec. 10, 2011

Crowds gather to protest the eviction deadline Thursday night. That deadline passed without major incident, but on Dec. 10 Boston police tore the camp down. (Toni Waterman/WGBH)

BOSTON — Police have evicted Wall Street protesters from Boston's Dewey Square, tearing down tents and arresting about 40 people.

Police communications director Elaine Driscoll says officers moved in at about 5 a.m. Saturday. About two dozen demonstrators linked arms and sat down in nonviolent protest and police soon began arresting them.

The operation lasted less than an hour. The area is now being cleared.

Driscoll says the protesters were "very accommodating" to police. The arrests were for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The city had set a deadline for midnight Thursday for the protesters to abandon the site but police took no action until early Saturday.

"We might have been evicted, but we shall not be moved," the group said on its website Saturday. "We remain invested in the future of our movement. We will continue to challenge Wall Street's occupation of our government."

Protesters first erected the encampment on Sept. 30.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.



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