A Report From Boston's 'Occupation'

By Phillip Martin


Oct. 5, 2011

BOSTON — As many as 150 people continue to camp out in Dewey Square in downtown Boston’s Financial District. They’re trying to draw attention to widening economic inequality in the United States.
“The economy is hard. I have a bachelor’s degree and I’m still trying to look for a job. My husband’s getting out of the army pretty soon here and he’s also going to be looking for a job,” one woman, a medical professional, told WGBH's Phillip Martin. ”We’re seeing our future as being very daunting.”
About 50 tents are set up. The demonstrators, calling themselves “Occupy Boston,” say they are prepared to stay indefinitely.


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