‘Zombies’ rush the Federal building

Protesters called the event “The Death of the American Dream.”

Workers inside Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank watched from their windows as a small army of zombies lurched toward the entrance of the building in protest, waving flags, their faces dripping with fake blood. 

The student-run Halloween rally marked what protesters called “The Death of the American Dream,” in solidarity with the Occupy Boston movement.

The zombie infestation led to the bank going into lockdown mode while occupiers staged a “die-in” at two separate doorways.

Officials inside the bank scrambled to close the entrances to keep protesters out as students flopped to the ground, playing dead and moaning.

Occupy Boston protester Casey Herz read a “vigil” as people lay lifeless along the walkway leading to the building.

“This is for the lost life of democracy and the death of long lost minds, bodies and souls,” he said. “We are victims of a system that continues to work against the 99 percent.”

During the march, occupiers also played dead at Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun’s house on Beacon Hill as well as the State House steps, and staged a sit-in at Downtown Crossing.

Prior to the march, more than 40 Northeastern University students held a mock funeral on campus, reading an obituary dedicated to the death of the American dream, said student Frank Marino.

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