BOSTON (CBS) – Several Occupy Boston protesters are spending Thanksgiving at the encampment at Dewey Square.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

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“This is my new family,” said Sherry, a protester. “And we’re all a family here. We need to stick it out. As a homeless individual, I am showing that I have a guaranteed bed, and I am safe here.”

Another woman sympathetic to the protests made dozens of turkey sandwiches and handed them out to many grateful demonstrators on Wednesday.

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Francis, a protester, said he plans to stick around the tent city through Thanksgiving.

“This is where my family’s at: the camp. This is more important than right now,” said Francis.

One man, however, plans on spending the holiday in New York.

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“You know, it’s balance. Everything’s about balance. Here, I’m a protester. In family, I get to rest. I haven’t seen them in a while,” said another man.