(10:35pm) About 150 protesters gathered at Dewey Square to defend the camp from eviction (compared to nearly 1000 the night before).
(8:58pm) As more protesters trickle into Dewey Square, reports come in of plainclothes officers in South Station and bicycle cops patrolling High Street.
Recent events have suggested an imminent shutdown of Occupy Boston’s encampment at Dewey Square by the city.
Multiple rumors have surfaced regarding the potential eviction but none are yet confirmed. Purportedly, a worker at a local sanitation workers’ union contacted occupiers saying that police had asked that sanitation companies prepare their trucks for late-night work at Dewey Square.
At about 6 pm, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy cut power to the park, which they courteously provided since the first days of the physical occupation. The Greenway official who informed occupiers of the impending power shutoff did so in confidence, according to Ryan Cahill of the media working group.
To keep warm and entertained while awaiting police action, the occupiers plan to play social games such as freeze tag and Twister, while munching on donated pizza.
The occupiers remain undeterred, understanding that the end of the encampment is not equivalent to the end of the movement. In the event of an eviction, there will be a General Assembly held the following day at 7 pm at the Boston Common bandstand.