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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monday a day of action Occupy the T in Boston

Occupy Boston

On Monday, February 13, 2012, activists from Occupy Boston and other local Occupations will ride their respective train lines and converge on Copley Square for a mass rally at 4:30 PM to Save the T. At the rally, Occupiers and advocates for Boston’s working-class, seniors, students and environmental justice will demand “No Service Cuts!” and “No Fare Hikes!” After the rally, demonstrators will attend a public hearing sponsored by the MBTA and voice their concerns directly to agency representatives.

Monday’s Day of Action will offer activists a number of ways to have their voices heard. Several local Occupations and community groups will ride their respective trains and buses to the rally and engage other riders about the cuts and hikes through live streaming, flyering, mic-checking, singing, and conversation. Confirmed meeting times are as follows:

Occupy Boston will meet at Downtown Crossing at 3:00 PM (contact for more info.)

Occupy Somerville will ride the rails in from Davis Square at both 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM (

Occupy Quincy will be leaving at the Quincy Center T station at 3:30 PM (

Occupy JP and Occupemos El Barrio are planning similar actions; check back here or contact your local Occupy for meeting times and locations.

Students Against the T Cuts will meet at the Boylston T Stop at 4:00 PM (

At Copley, the Occupiers will join the T Riders Union and a coalition of dozens of community, student, senior and environmental groups for a rally to say “No!” to the MBTA’s draconian proposals of service cuts and fare increases and demand that the Legislature fund a transit system that benefits everyone. At 6:00 PM, the rally moves indoors for the MBTA’s public hearing.

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