Occupy Boston Back With May Day Protests

By Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal

BOSTON (CBS) – After a mostly quiet few months for Occupy Boston, the movement’s local contingent has a day of protests planned for May 1, as part of a call for global demonstrations by the group.

According to OccupyBoston.org, the group will mark May 1 — a day that celebrates workers internationally — with a call for people to strike, skip work, walk out of school and abstain from shopping and banking in support of the ’99 percent.’

In Boston, protests are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. for a “Financial District Block Party” at the intersection of Federal Street and Franklin Street, per the group’s website.

The day’s activities also will include a May Day rally at Boston City Hall Plaza at noon and a “Death of Capitalism Street Theater Funeral Procession” at 8 p.m. on May 1, during which time participants are invited to either, “participate as a mourner (dress in black), a celebrator (wear neon/bright colors/glow stuff) or be part of the skeleton bloc.”

A representative from Occupy Boston could not immediately be reached for comment.

City officials declined comment.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.

You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @lvanderpool.


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