‘Occupy Boston’ picks a protest plot, spot to rally

Members of Occupy Boston Gathered on the Boston Common on Tuesday evening to plan their Boston rally which is scheduled for Friday.

Occupy Boston’s first general assembly Tuesday night to talk about taking over the Hub felt like “a party in high school where you invite five people, but everyone shows up” said Marissa Egerstrom, one of the group’s organizers.

What started off as a jumbled swarm of 200-plus activists with varying viewpoints slowly molded into a working machine with multiple messages.

The Boston Common gazebo filled up fast before protesters separated into tactical groups to discuss food, shelter, occupational areas, media and legalities.

While the crowd was divided about whether to occupy this Friday or take time to organize and start camping Oct. 7, they did agree on where to set up shop — Dewey Square near South Station.

The group scheduled a vote on their occupation date at a second meeting last night on the Common.

Details surrounding bathrooms, shelter and food were still being considered after Tuesday’s four-hour meeting.

Other “Occupy” groups across the U.S. have noted and encouraged Boston’s organizational skills.

Follow Steve Annear on Twitter @steveannear.


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