Menino Disputes Police Brutality Claims In ‘Occupy Boston’ Arrests

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Tom Menino said while he agrees with the Occupy Boston protesters on the issues, he could not allow them to tie up the city.

129 people were arrested early Tuesday morning after demonstrators moved to an area police said was off-limits – a section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway near their camp in Dewey Square.

Photos: Occupy Boston Arrests

The protestors claim police were heavy-handed in removing occupiers and arresting those who wouldn’t leave.

Menino disagreed.

“I’ve had my folks monitor that very closely all night long and we didn’t see any of that. It’s easy to make charges, but we’ve had this on the stream all night long and we didn’t see any police brutality at all there,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

“If there is issues like that, bring it forward and we’ll look at it. We take it very seriously.”

Menino even took his message to Twitter Tuesday.

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  • antimsmnews

    The occupy protester have collected over $400,000 in donations so far.

    Yet the homeless are shunned from eating there.

    How about Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    You can get more stats on the protest at my website:

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