Occupy Boston shows support for NATO protests
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Even though the protests against the NATO summit are happening in Chicago, about two dozen Occupy Boston protesters gathered in Copley Square Sunday night to say they are there in spirit.
"So they're my personal friends over there. Three quarters of Occupy Boston right now is in Chicago," Bill Lewis said.
Protesters clashed with Chicago police Sunday, with some people throwing things at officers as they pushed up against police lines.
The protests continue just days after three men were charged Friday with criminal acts related to terrorist.
Two more men were charged Sunday.
One of the suspects, New Hampshire native Jared Chase, spent time at the Occupy Boston camp, but Occupy Boston protesters say they're spreading a message of peace.
“If someone is planning a violent act, I am not in solidarity with that, obviously,” Ellen, an Occupy Boston protester, said. “I totally disagree with that sort of thing. I believe in the right to protest but peacefully."
Demonstrators say they did not know any of the suspects but say acts of terror from the Occupy movement are highly unlikely.
"I'm very concerned about knowing the truth of what happened, and I think we do not know the truth of what happened," Ellen said.
Police in Chicago have arrested 45 demonstrators.
Four officers have been injured in the protests.
Investigators say one officer was stabbed in the leg.