Mass. Occupy relocates for dignitary's visit
BOSTON—State police say about 40 Occupy protesters who were camped outside the State House have moved to Boston Common so that security can be tightened for a visit by the president of Brazil.
Gov. Deval Patrick and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff were to meet Tuesday morning at the State House to discuss business and education issues. Patrick led a state delegation of business and academic leaders to Brazil in December.
Police say they used three trucks to help Occupy members move their belongings. Following the completion of Rousseff's visit, the protesters will be allowed to return to their previous locations outside the State House.
State police spokesman David Procopio says the protesters were relocated at the request of the U.S. Secret Service and that they complied with the request peacefully.