CHRIS FARAONE is on assignment to #OccupyMiami, but the major protest against Bank of America, demanding justice for foreclosed Bostonians, which we wrote about in this week's Phoenix went off yesterday afternoon in downtown Boston -- the Bloomberg News estimate of 3000 supporters is at least double what other organizers have reported from the ground, but it was a big turnout, with a reported 24 arrests
As chronicled in today's Boston Phoenix, the organizers at MassUniting - along with activists from a number of other groups - have been ramping up their artful and aggressive actions in the lead-up to tomorrow's BIG RALLY (which starts at 2pm at the Boston Common gazebo/bandstand).
What wasn't mentioned in that article, but that went down this morning, are the kickass visuals that local artists have contributed to bring this message to the streets.
At this early juncture
it's already safe to say that Occupy Wall Street has succeeded. I'm
not being sarcastic. Yesterday I wrote about the media storm that's
showered their protests from early on, and that's rained down even
harder since the New York Police Department began brutalizing
“I’m just hoping to restart my modeling career by, ya know, getting noticed” -- Bank of America Bombshell
The Boston Phoenix has scored an exclusive interview with the mannequin who chained
herself to the door of Bank of America in Kenmore Square yesterday to
protest banking and global warming -- and sparked a bomb-scare. We chatted over drinks at Eastern Standard, after she posted $500,000 bail.The interview, and her history in archival photos, after the jump >>
UPDATE 10:55: Boston Police bomb squad guys -- one in a full space suit, plus their bomb-killing robot -- were called in when a dummy protesting the banking industry and global warming was found at the door of a Bank of America branch in Kenmore Square before it opened this morning.“The real dummies evict people and fuel climate chaos,” read a sign stuck across the mannequin’s chest.