'Occupy Boston' takes to the streets
BOSTON -- Protesters marched for change in Boston on Monday, taking their message from the Financial District all way to Beacon Hill.
They spent the weekend camped out in downtown Boston and Monday night they took to the streets.
The roughly 100 protesters were back in Dewey Square in tents after spending some time Monday night in Beacon Hill. They delivered a message: they say they wanted to tell the lawmakers that they want their country back.
They are the unemployed, newly graduated, the believers in a cause. They are roughly 100 protesters that turned Dewey Square, in middle of Boston’s Financial District, into “tent city.”
“It hardly makes sense to me that so many corporations get taxed almost nothing. Even the ones that do, it is nothing compared to what it means to people like me who make below poverty level,” said protester, Kendra Schandler.
Occupy Boston started camping out Friday night. They say they are part of the 99 percent of Americans who feel their views are not being represented by the government.
“So much wealth is contained within such a small portion of the population. That split between the rich and poor is just growing and growing and growing,” said David Brown, another protester.
Organizers said there is no one single reason they are occupying Boston, and no one demand. They say they are just trying to highlight their displeasure over how much corporate America influences the politics in this country.
“We got the 99 percent on our side. It’s happening all over the country. I think I heard 108 cities are doing this. So it’s big, this is the start of something really big I think,” said protester Dan Ryan.
Despite the foul weather the protestors were still out in their tents Friday night and plan to stay there as long as it takes they say, to get their message across to lawmakers.
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