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.)

Comments (3)
  1. Nosgoodforme says:

    “education industry”

  2. emom says:

    Ok dont get me wrong , I am very happy people are trying to get their voice heard ,,,, HOW EVER,, I think a sit in at the state house is far better…. keeping it civil but sending a huge message to them on the hill,,, The governor and all his PALS,,, need to hear us and know how we feel,,, We need to show them how we struggle,,,, let them know we are suffering,, he does not care if you are at the public garden…. its a start but I think in his front office where he can see you is far better… But not sure if it can be done… I am just saying… he needs to know the struggles of this states commonwealth…….

    1. Mimi says:

      Patrick and his “pals” are the good guys. I think you should join the Tea Party.

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