Tuesday, 11 October 2011

100 Arrested Protesters angry over Occupy Boston arrests Video

(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Boston, Mass.) - Boston police moved in on the protesters at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

For hours, members of Occupy Boston were warned they would be arrested if they did not leave the second camp they set up in Boston's Financial District - about a block away from their base camp at Dewey Square. Dozens locked hands and refused to leave.

"We are veterans of the United States!" shouted some caught up in the scuffle.

A YouTube.com video posted by a writer for "The Weekly Dig" shows a clash between police and a veterans group. Members of Occupy Boston claimed officers were violent.

"There was a big cop that just pushed people all around me in the face," said one protester.

"There are some people who want to get arrested for their cause. They did not assault the officers. It was more passive resistance," said Supt. Daniel Linskey.

Boston Police broke down the tents and tarps the group had set up greenway.

"This park was not an area that was appropriate for them to be in," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

"There were some significant investments made in this park over the last year."

"We need four thousand dollars now!" One man demanded of his fellow protesters.

Protesters said they planned to bail out their fellow activists and continue on with the message against corporate greed.

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