On March 1, 2012, students from college across the greater Boston participated in a day of action organized by Students Occupy Boston, and several separate events organized by Occupy Harvard. These March 1 actions were part of a national day of action which drew college students into the streets across the country. In Portland, Oakland, Chicago, New York City, Boston and many other cities, thousands out to protest against cuts to public education, the privatization of higher education, overwhelming student debt and what many Occupiers see as a classist, racist educational system.
Below are photos taken from the march, which began at 1:30pm at Dewey Square. The group of about ninety protesters marched through the cold rain and wind, stopping briefly to hold a speak out outside of Bank of America’s Boston headquarters. They stopped again to have a moment of silence for Massachusetts White Ribbon Day, an international drive to violence against women which was meeting with lawmakers in the Statehouse as the march passed by.
Photos by Laura McFarland Burns, Chase Carter Dan Schneider.