Occupy Boston Marks 1-Year Anniversary

Members of the Occupy Boston movement, students from area colleges, and union workers march through downtown Boston on Nov. 2, 2011. (AP)

BOSTON — One year ago Sunday, a movement that swept the nation took hold in Boston. On Sept. 30, 2011, Occupy Boston launched what turned into a 72-day occupation of Dewey Square.

Protesters pitched tents and signs and marched through the streets of the financial district.
Their target: the so-called one percent, or the “haves.”

To mark Occupy Boston’s anniversary, members are marching from Boston Common to Dewey Square and holding a rally at the Federal Reserve building.

Eden Gardner, who is with Occupy Boston, joined WBUR Weekend Edition host Sharon Brody to discuss the movement and its place in the political conversation over the past year.

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  • Stefan C.

    It was a lovely surprise to hear you on the radio this morning, Eden Gardner!

    Stefan C.

  • henrietta11

    OWS is ceding electoral races to Repubs because Obama has not done everything OWS wanted.He has been disappointing to them. Well,so hasn’t OWS been  disappointing.
    OWS is shockingly unaware and unconcerned of the dangers of leaving their fellow citizens to the destructive policies of Repubs.They don’t even seem to care re voter disenfranchisement.

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