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, 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.’

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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.”

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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.

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