Protesters with “Occupy Boston” were still occupying Dewey Square on Friday morning, after the mayor’s deadline for them to leave passed to much fanfare as hundreds flooded into the park to show solidarity with the group.
Mayor Thomas Menino had ordered the protesters to leave the park by midnight or face eviction. So, the majority of them packed up their camp equipment and called for people to come join their “dance party” later Thursday night, then they did just that as police looked on.
The call for support drew about 1,000 people into Dewy Square by midnight, and police ultimately did not move to evict the crowd.
While there were no serious incidents of violence, two were arrested after they moved their tents into a nearby street and blocked traffic in an act of civil disobedience.
The group said they’re planning to hold a general assembly in Dewy Square tonight at 7 p.m.
This video is from The Boston Globe, published Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions about guns at tense Iowa town hall
In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"
According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.
‘That is ridiculous’: Andrew Gillum obliterates Santorum for claiming guns aren’t ‘problem’ in mass shootings
CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum "ridiculous" on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings.
During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them.
"The truth is something has to give," Gillum said. "The stranglehold that the NRA seems to have over Congress, over Washington, D.C., in my opinion, is insane. How can we put the priorities of one interest group above the safety, the security of the American people?"
WATCH: Tenn. lawmaker seeks to ‘destroy Satan’ by banning abortions in cases of rape and incest
The sponsor of a bill that would effectively ban all abortions in Tennessee said that he hopes to "destroy Satan."
Sen. Mark Pody (R) made the remarks at a Monday prayer gathering before debate on the bill.
"I'm not against any colleagues, whether they're standing with me or not," Pody said. "I'm against Satan and I'm standing with God."
"We will not back up, we will not back down, we will not turn around," he added. "We face the enemy. We have no protection when we run. We have no protection for our back."
The Tennessee ban would take effect once "a viable pregnancy is presumed to exist or has been confirmed," effectively banning all abortions in the state. There is no exception in the bill for rape or incest.