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Despite Eviction, Protesters Hold Mass In Dewey Square

Members of Occupy Boston celebrate Mass Sunday morning in Dewey Square. (Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

Members of Occupy Boston celebrate Mass Sunday morning in Dewey Square. (Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

BOSTON — The eviction of Occupy Boston protesters from Dewey Square early Saturday morning didn’t stop a small group of protesters from gathering in the square once more to celebrate Mass as they had each Sunday over the past few weeks.

“We wanted to be here today anyway to celebrate the possibilities and celebrate all that they’ve been and hope to be in the future,” Rev. Jean Marchant said. Marchant presided over the Mass with her husband, Rev. Ron Hindelang. Both are pastors at The Spirit of Life in Weston.

Occupy Boston protesters are in the process of deciding what is next for their movement.

“The spirit of Occupy Boston continues and this message of trying to get the 1 percent to share more of their resources with the 99 percent, I think that their message goes on and continues,” Hindelang said.

“We had this scheduled a few weeks back and decided it would be important to be a present here even though the camp is not here anymore as sort of our last time at this space,” Occupy member John Crawford-Gallagher said.

Still, even though the encampment in Dewey Square is gone, Crawford-Ghallagher said the movement isn’t over.

“There was a lot of talk about the excitement of moving forward and figuring out how we, as part of the Occupy movement and also people of faith, can continue forward.”

Members of Occupy Boston plan to meet Sunday night on Boston Common to discuss what is next for their movement.

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