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Deadline Passes For Occupy Boston Without Eviction

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A midnight deadline has passed for Occupy Boston protesters to move from their diminished encampment in the city’s financial district, but police have not moved to evict them.

Two protesters were arrested early Friday after police said they blocked a street and refused to move.

No other arrests were reported.

Boston police Supt. William Evans told protesters that even though Mayor Thomas Menino set the deadline, he did not specify when the camp would be shut down.

Many Occupy Members had chosen to pull up stakes and leave on their own before the deadline.

About 1,000 protesters and supporters gathered in Dewey Square before the deadline, creating a party-like atmosphere. a marching band played music and people sang and danced.

By 5 a.m., only a handful of police officers remained and the scene was mostly quiet.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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