BOSTON/Boston Common – Hundreds of students and advocates of all ages gathered on Boston Common in the rain and cold on Wednesday evening to raise awareness and show support for the non-violent Occupy Central protest movement that is demanding free elections in Hong Kong.
“The goal of this event is to let everyone know what is happening in Hong Kong. We know things may not change overnight, but we want everyone to know we are desperate for a fair legislative system, “ said Ka Leung, a Hong Kong native currently living in Boston.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Marking a year since President Obama repeated his intention to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and release prisoners held there, activists called on the president to follow through on his promise.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Several hundred people gathered on the Boston Common last night to mourn the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings under a banner asking for peace. There was no program for the event.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Demonstrators converged on Boston Common on Saturday, February 2nd to protest what they see as a violation of their constitutional rights. A group calling itself Defend the 4th organized the protest calling for an end to bag searches conducted by Transit Police and Transportation Security Administration officals at T stations throughout Boston and surrounding cities. This report features interviews organizers of the demonstration, a high-ranking official with the Transit Police, and the opinions of T users.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis called the right to be left alone “the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.” It is also the right which is perhaps most often threatened; whether directly, or in the name of safety and security.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Over 300 people attended the first General Assembly of the #OccupyBoston movement last night at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Organizers - some of whom had never met in person prior to the event - set up on the bandstand and quickly explained a set of ground rules for having group discussions.
Public Higher Education Advocates Conclude Cross-State March for Increased Funding with Boston Common Rally
BOSTON/Boston Common - Ten students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts concluded a 114-mile march across the state to defend public higher education with a Thursday rally on Boston Common attended by over 150 supporters. The marchers stopped at seven campuses to raise awareness and gather thousands of signatures on a statement in support of their "Great State of Mind Campaign" - which they delivered to legislators at the conclusion of the event.
BOSTON/Boston Common - After another difficult year for working families, over 200 union members, staff and allies gathered in front of the recently restored Brewer Fountain on Boston Common to celebrate Labor Day with a rally and march. The event was organized by New England's main property services union, Service Employees International Union Local 615.