Women March in Solidarity with #M17 Police Brutality

Photos by Chase Carter.

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On March 20th, at 9pm, the Women’s Caucus of Occupy Boston, several Occupy participants from numerous contingents and their supporters met at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common. They marched in solidarity with women who were arrested and beaten at the Occupy Wall St #M17 action, where occupiers attempted to retake Zuccotti Park. The OWS event was in celebration of Occupy Wall Street’s 6 Month Anniversary.

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The march made it’s way down Charles Street, meandering onto Beacon Street. From there, it went past the State House, before going down Park Street.

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Heading down Winter and Summer Street, it made it’s way to the front of the Federal Reserve of Boston, where a speak out took place.

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Several individuals from a contingent of Occupy Boston participants spoke of what they witnessed first-hand at Zuccotti Park. One female protester said, “I witnessed a lot of police brutality. I have never seen so much violence all at once.”

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Many more women spoke out that night, including to reference the recent attacks on women’s healthcare and contraception that has been brought to the forefront of national political issues. “Me as a woman has less rights than a corporation,” said another female protester.

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A Student Organizer from Puerto Rico also spoke saying, “You would be stupid to underestimate the people.” By 10pm, the speak out has ended and event came to a close.

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