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City moves to evict Occupy Boston protesters

November 30, 2011
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BOSTON—The city of Boston is taking steps to evict Occupy Boston protesters living in an encampment in a city park.

The city filed a 200-page document in court arguing that while the protesters have the right to free speech, they have no right to live on public property.

Mayor Thomas Menino, who has previously expressed support for the Occupy movement, tells WCVB-TV (http://bit.ly/uwJs97) that he wants to have the legal tools to have dozens of tents in Dewey Square Park removed.

The city says in the court filing that the encampment poses a public safety problem and is in violation of health and fire codes.

An attorney for the protesters says Occupy Boston plans to stay and fight eviction.

A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

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Information from: WCVB-TV, http://www.thebostonchannel.com

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