3 Occupy Boston Arrests In Dispute Over Kitchen Sink

BOSTON — Police have arrested three protesters from the Occupy Boston movement, accusing them of disorderly conduct after dozens of activists surrounded a patrol wagon and refused to let it move.

The protesters prevented the police vehicle from moving Thursday night after officers confiscated a kitchen sink that was being taken to the encampment at Dewey Square.

Authorities have banned protesters from bringing material that could be used to convert the encampment into a permanent dwelling. The so-called contraband includes construction material such as wood and kitchen sinks.

Police say between 75 and 100 protesters surrounded the police wagon and additional patrol vehicles were called to the scene.

Police did not immediately provide additional information, including the identity of those they arrested.

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  • Anonymous

    Leave the kitchen sink and throw out everything else.

  • bill

    A bit unfair to drone on about how they’re a “health and safety hazard” while not allowing them sinks, walkways, warmer tents and other materials, no? Clearly this is not about public health but about evicting the protesters. Menino said as much today. 

    This policy of not allowing materials into the camp just sets off confrontations with the police, who are required to enter the camp and steal new supplies. In the case of the sink, it was donated by MIT and had been suggested by public health officials themselves. I fear these confrontations, started by the city and the BPD, are just being used as a pretext for eviction. 

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