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‘Occupy Boston’ Protest Planned For Boston Common

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In this Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, a marcher speaks with a police officer as they cross a street alongside morning commuters as the marchers set out from the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square in front of the Federal Reserve building, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

In this Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, a marcher speaks with a police officer as they cross a street alongside morning commuters as the marchers set out from the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square in front of the Federal Reserve building, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Students from 10 area colleges are planning to join the Occupy Wall Street movement with a march through downtown Boston.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The protesters plan to gather at 1:30 p.m. today on the Boston Common.

Student protesters say they are angry with an education industry they say mimics what they call the “irresponsible, unaccountable, and unethical financial practices” of Wall Street.

They point to what they say are university presidents earning hundreds of thousands of dollars while other university workers struggle to make ends meet.

The Occupy Wall Street movement began with a small knot of protesters in Manhattan’s financial district but has grown steadily.

Last week, about 300 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association also joined the rally for the first time.

Similar protests have sprung up in other cities.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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