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Preliminary meeting called for Boston Common, announced on Twitter and in Boston Metro. Dewey Square chosen as site for occupation.
[READ: "It's only day two, and there's no occupation yet, but the whole country's watching #OccupyBoston," by Chris Faraone.]
Occupy Boston encampment moves into Dewey Square; hundreds of protesters march on the Federal Reserve, chanting "We are all in this together."
[READ: "Fight The Power Friday Is Upon Us: The final hours leading up to MAJOR Bank of America protest and #OccupyBoston," by Chris Faraone]
Dewey Square camp quickly reorganizes, setting up dedicated tents for food, legal aid, media, logistics.
[READ: "#OccupyBoston Is Winning: How Day One on #DeweySquare Went Down" + "Inside #OccupyBoston: The Marches, Meditations, and Messages of the Movement on Dewey Square," by Ariel Shearer]
Boston-area labor council, representing over 100 unions, ratifies a measure expressing solidarity with Occupy Boston.
Boston Phoenix holds weekly editorial meeting on Dewey Square plaza. Six busloads of nurses — and Cornel West — join occupiers for a march and rally, drawing the Occupation's first sustained mainstream media coverage.
[READ: "Thanks to students and unions, #OccupyBoston is growing. It's also dividing," by Carly Carioli]
[VIDEO: "Cornel West addresses #OccupyBoston & National Nurses United protesters," by Liz Pelly]
Three thousand turn out for a Student Solidarity March on Boston Common that winds through Downtown Crossing, North Station, and Faneuil Hall. When protesters attempt to occupy the Longfellow Bridge, police move in and a standoff ensues; one man is arrested. During the march, the Dewey Street camp expands to a previously unoccupied stretch of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, drawing the ire of police and the Greenway Conservancy.
Just after 1 am, with protesters defending the annexed Greenway turf in an arm-linked human shield, hundreds of baton-wielding police surround the park and arrest nearly 150 people while dozens of onlookers cry "Shame! Shame!" Police raze the camp and drive the remaining protesters back to Dewey Square.
[READ: "Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location" + "This is what civil disobedience looks like: photos and aftermath of the Boston Police crackdown on #OccupyBoston" + "In Their Own Words: Video and Voices of #OccupyBoston from Saturday's Police Crackdown," by Carly Carioli | ]
With the website OccupyTogether.org reporting Occupy meetups in over a thousand cities and towns, new occupations from Harrisburg to Vancouver are planning to kick off this week in solidarity with United for #GlobalChange, a movement that claims action in 662 cities across 79 countries.