Police allegedly attacked military veterans, arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston

By Roxanne Cooper
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:46 EDT
google plus icon
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

At approximately 1:20 a.m ET Tuesday morning, Police allegedly attacked protesting U.S. military veterans and arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston.

The Boston Globe reports that arrested protesters were “put on [their] stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off …”

The AP reports the police were sent in to protect $150,000 worth of newly-planted shrubs at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, site of a large Occupy Boston contingent. As news of the arrests spread across Twitter early Tuesday, several videos emerged that support the claim that members of  Veterans for Peace were attacked by the police.

Watch the video below, originally uploaded to YouTube on October 11, 2011.


Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.