The deadline imposed by the city for Occupy Boston to vacate their camp at Dewey Square has passed, and the protestors, although there are fewer, are still there. There were as many as 1,000 supporters as the deadline approached, but as the night progressed, the numbers diminished. This morning Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis toured the site and met with some of the remaining protestors. UWS will remain on top of this breaking news story. Stay tuned to UWS Digital News and Occupy Boston and Boston.com for up to the minute updates.
"Whether people thought this was a negative thing that happened, or a positive thing, it's a mark in history...Something happened." William Krause, Occupy Boston
"I've learned that there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way...and that people are waking up." Emma O'Brien, Occupy Boston
Will this be the post-script to the Occupy Boston encampment??
Occupy Update December 9, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre ruled against Occupy Boston, saying they have no right to stay indefinitely in Dewey Square. The Boston Herald says the city is already making plans to remove the protestors, who vow to fight any such effort, this weekend. UWS News will stay on top of this rapidly developing story.
Siddhartha Mahanta writes in Mother Jones that President Obama is starting to talk about the same issues that OWS has been raising.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says that Occupy Boston should focus on a certain issue and bring it to the politicians in Washington, DC. The Boston Globe says the encampment is raising important free speech issues.
Occupy Boston was rebuffed in their attempt to bring a fireproof, winterized tent to their Dewey Square camp. The protestors claim they are not receiving clear answers from the city about why the tent was not allowed.
Occupy Our Homes will hold events today in at least 25 cities to protest the foreclosure crisis.