About 500 people demonstrated at Boston City Hall on Saturday in support of pro-democracy protesters in Turkey.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee gave the public 30 minutes’ notice for this year’s tree lighting ceremony at the Statehouse, saying he wanted to avoid what happened last year when protesters crashed the event and it devolved into chaos.
As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.
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.
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Demonstrators and members of some of the city’s labor unions marched from Dewey Square, through Downtown Crossing, and back.
Hundreds of students from area colleges have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protesters have taken over more space on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.