THIS THE TRUST FUND CLUB?” shouted an #OccupyBoston protester in a black
hoodie, bandana and backpack, through the big metal fence surrounding Harvard Yard, at
around 10PM last Wednesday night -- the first night of #OccupyHarvard. Inside, a
small circle of frustrated freshman in sweatpants and maroon baseball
caps were yelling at Occupiers to “go home.
Harvard students, staff, faculty, and community members will gather at Harvard Yard tomorrow at 7 PM for an Occupy Harvard general assembly. At 8 PM, the protesters will create an encampment on Harvard Yard, with plans to occupy the yard indefinitely.
"This is an occupation in solidarity with the global Occupy movement," read a press release from Occupy Harvard, "and with the intent of calling attention to the growing corporatization of higher education."
In this week's Boston Phoenix, we continue our ongoing coverage of #OccupyBoston with three stories.
OCCUPY AMERICA: In this week's editorial, we strongly suggest that the city find a way to accomodate the growing movement on Dewey Square -- and also urge that the movement's friends in organized labor (who will be showing up in force tomorrow) find a way to broker a deal with the city.
#OccupyBoston protesters will expand to the Boston Commons on Monday, when #StudentsOccupyBoston's Student Solidarity March plans to meet at 1:30 at the gazebo. Students will march from the Commons to Dewey Square, where they will join the Labor March taking
place at 2pm.
Photo via the Occupy Colleges Facebook page.Northeastern University students will leave classes tomorrow at noon for a public demonstration supporting the #OccupyBoston movement. Northeastern students -- who plan to gather at the Cetennial Common -- are joining students from UMass Amherst, NYU, Syracuse, UCLA, Duke, and at least 25 other colleges nationwide in a massive #OccupyColleges walk-out