Breakout group joins Occupy UMass Boston for Emergency Eviction Defense!
Late yesterday afternoon, the #OccuTrip crew got word on Twitter that Occupy UMass Boston students, who’ve been holding down an occupation inside their student center for almost a week, were threatened with eviction:
After some very passionate discussion inside the dome at Occupy Providence, we decided to allow individuals to autonomously decide to go in solidarity to Boston, and 7 #OccuTrippers + 3 others from Occupy Providence jumped on a train to come here.
A decision was made to attempt to hold the space, with friendly amendments charting out a plan for post-eviction re-assembly and outreach. Many offers of places to sleep & food ensued, and much solidarity was felt all around.
During the night, many of us stayed up conversing and holding informal skill shares with @Occupy_Boston and @OccupyUMB media team-members:
The show of support worked, and no administration officials or police attempted to evict the occupiers. The future of the occupation uncertain, the student occupiers continue to outreach to fellow students and grow their occupation:
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Today, the rest of the #OccuTrip joins our group in Boston for a weekend of networking, skill-shares and community meetings to strengthen the #occupy movement. We salute the students for their discipline, courage & willingness to reach out to many different student groups to make their demand for a more just public education heard!