Protesters plan ‘Occupy Boston’

A little girl sits in the middle of signs created by protesters in Lower Manhattan. Demonstrators have been camped out for more than a week. Is Boston next?

Protests taking action against Wall Street have spread like wildfire nationwide and rallies could come to Boston by next week.

With hundreds already supporting the movement through social media, at least that’s what 23-year-old Nelson Terry has planned.

On his way to New York City last week to join protesters, Terry created a Twitter account with hopes that supporters in the Hub would sign on and fight the financial system.

“Whether it’s a series of marches or occupations, that remains to be seen,” Terry said.
On Saturday, Terry was almost arrested as he led a group through the streets, “taking action against greed and corruption.”

The rolling rallies in New York have been an effort to “criticize a financial system that…unfairly benefits corporations and the rich,” according to the group’s website.

While New York has turned violent, leading to arrests and videos showing police using pepper spray and physical force to quell what have been dubbed “comrades,” Terry said protestors are trying to remain peaceful.

And he wants that same peace in Boston next week.

“I have no fear of bringing it back to our city,” said Terry, who started a Facebook page called Occupy Boston.

“The goal is to change the system and make it a real Democracy. Even if we are getting our asses kicked by the cops we will remain non-violent,” he said.

Terry said the next move is to organize a general assembly, for “all of us to come together and begin this movement.”

By the Numbers
460
“Likes” on Occupy Boston’s Facebook page with comments stacking up as Occupy Wall Street goes into its second week of rallying.

99%
The name Occupy Wall Street is using to describe people and protestors outside of the 1% financial bracket.

Other Cities starting Occupy Tweets
@OccupyMN
@occupyphoenix
@OccupyFlorida
@OccupyHouston
@OccupyChicago
@OccupyCleveland

Across the nation
Occupy Together has started a centralized website, OccupyTogether.org, following protests on Wall Street.

Follow Steve Annear on Twitter @steveannear.


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