LIVE BLOG: ‘Occupy Boston’ under siege? Seattle? Dallas? Atlanta? St. Louis?

By Roxanne Cooper
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:48 EDT
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UPDATE: 4:09 A.M. ET — Just tweeted:

RT @legalmindedpunk: #OccupySeattle has taken a vote. Motion has passed for protestors to stay and go to sleep.

UPDATE: 3:57 a.m. ET — Boston Globe reporters clarify what happened in Boston early Tuesday morning:

About 10 minutes later, the first officers entered the park and surrounded the group. Evans [the police superintendent], using a loudspeaker, gave one more warning and then each protester was individually put on his or her stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off as others tore down tents and arrested and detained people on the fringe of the park.

UPDATE: 3:47 a.m. ET — Watch livestream video from ‘Occupy Seattle’:

UPDATE: 3:26 a.m. ET — We’ve seen several reports on Twitter now that the situation has calmed down in Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and St. Louis. ‘Occupy Boston’ protesters were not as lucky (see below).

UPDATE: 3:11 a.m. ET — @OccupySeattle just tweeted:

No arrests tonight. Mayor’s Office has come down to let everyone know that, but they “can’t say the same for tomorrow night.”

UPDATE: 3:08 a.m. ET — According to hundreds of reports on Twitter, several ‘Occupy’ sites in several major U.S. cites are being threatened by local police. We’ll bring you more info as soon as we can.

UPDATE: 2:50 a.m. ET — Protesters onsite at ‘Occupy Seattle’ fear arrest tonight:

Despite what the Mayor’s office said the police are NOT backing down and will arrest people tonight according to the Lieutenant on site.

And here’s video of Seattle police telling protesters to disperse:

UPDATE: 2:37 a.m ET — Additional video of the incident described just below was uploaded to YouTube earlier this evening:

UPDATE: 2:20 a.m. ET — The video below, originally uploaded to twitvid, seems to show Boston police arresting men claiming to be U.S. military veterans:

Reports are coming in that Occupy Boston protesters are being surrounded by the police.

Watch the livestream below, courtesy of OccupyBoston.

Watch live streaming video from occupyboston at livestream.com
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.
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