This Saturday, December 10, police officers arrested 46 protesters in a downtown city square in Boston, Massachusetts after evicting ‘Occupy’ protesters encamped there since late September.
According to police spokesman Eddy Chrispin, police officers gave the group the option of leaving before making arrests. Authorities are “obligated by law to preserve Dewey Square as a space open to the public,” wrote the Superior Court Judge Francis A. McIntyre.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino pointed out that the area could be hazardous for health as winter approaches; afterwards he imposed a Thursday deadline for the group to leave its premises. (AV)