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Yvonne Abraham

Lessons in Tent City

By Yvonne Abraham
Globe Columnist / December 4, 2011
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What would Occupy Boston be without Dewey Square? A lot of people are contemplating that question right now, as a Superior Court Judge ponders whether city officials have a right to evict the protesters from their downtown encampment. Mel King is wondering too. The longtime activist, 83, knows his way around a tent city. He led an occupation in Boston to demand affordable housing in 1968, and it worked. He has some advice for the campers on the Greenway.

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