Today is Day of Action March for Boston Occupiers
Today, Thursday November 17th, Occupy Boston protesters will meet at Dewey Square at 4 p.m. to begin their march to the North Washington St. Bridge, a bridge the protesters say is in "desperate need of repair".
Organizers say the march is an effort to protest congressional efforts to block job creation bills and recommend job-killing budget cuts. Unemployed workers are expected to participate. They believe the bridge is a symbol of the opportunity to put people to work.The movement is also to speak out against austerity and infrastructure cuts.
Occupy Boston has already filed a a preemptive lawsuit against any attempts to remove them from their hold out, a sign that the movement is increasingly looking toward court systems to grant them legal authority to continue the campaign. The group requested a temporary restraining order to keep authorities from removing them from Dewey Square, where they have been established since the end of September.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Francis MacIntyre granted their movement and issued the restraining order, preventing authorities from removing any occupiers at the Dewey Square, unless a court order is first obtained.
The march will break off into paths that will lead to other bridges that are in need of repair, including the Charlestown Bridge. The marches also come on the two-month anniversary of the establishment of Occupy Wall Street, the movement in New York.