Occupy Boston Faces Uncertain Future

Memebers of Occupy Boston are going to court on Thursday as the city moves to evict protesters from their over tw0-month old camp.

Last Camp Standing

While there are still active Occupy camps left in the United States, with arrests in Phildelphia and Los Angeles this week, Occupy Boston remains the largest and most promiment camp left.

The city of Boston served Occupy with a 200 page eviction notice on Tuesday claiming that the camp at Rose Kennedy Greenway park is illegal.  In an interview with a local television station Mayor Thomas Menino said ¨I want to have the tools to remove them from the Dewey Square area,”. 

The timing for this push to evict protestors is not coincidental.  In October of last month a Boston judge told the Mayor´s office that no such eviction notice could be served to Occupy Boston until December 1.

Not an Easy Task

Eventhough there is mounting pressure from the Mayos office, Occupy Boston protestors continue to fight for their right to remain at Greenway park. Speaking with the Global Post,  22-year-old protestor Mike Michaelson said “We’re too big to shut down, even if we lose the park,”. Protestors have already begun organizing a protest outside of city-hall for Thursday, to coinicide with the eviction hearing.

Let Them Eat Cake

Amidst the threat of legal action, Occupy Boston Protesters have still found a way to cut loose.  Today the movement celebrates their two-month anniversary and has planned a party to mark the occassion. Occupy protestor David Lenherthad had this to say about the festivities: ¨We’re going to eat some cake and wear party hats, and go off on a big march”.

The movement does have quite a bit to celebrate, as Occupy protests across the continent continued to be dismanteled, Occupy Boston remains the most prominent symbol of the movement that is in danger of disapearing as quickly as it appeared.

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