by Heidi V. Buttersworth
Like a lot of good Halloween stories, it was dark, it had zombies, and there was an element of surprise. Unlike most Halloween stories, it is absolutely true. Occupy student groups (notably Northeastern University’s) spent their Halloweens out in the streets, rallying for their cause. They came dressed as zombies and staged a “die-in” at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Boston, directly across from the Occupy Boston campsite at Dewey Square.
And they did it so well, they put the entire building on lockdown. This left some, including Tim Lanning and the unflappable Adam Gaffin at UniversalHub, amazed:
@TimLanning - Tim Lanning
Welp, whole building is locked down. Can’t leave the Federal Reserve Building.
The event – named “The Death of the American Dream” – came complete with sign-holding zombies (who dropped groaning to the ground at both entrances to the Federal Reserve Building) and was well-covered by social media and traditional media alike, with Steve Annear of the Boston Metro writing a front page story for today’s edition.
Before the event at the Federal Reserve, Northeastern Students put on a complete funeral for the American Dream, eulogy included.
Who says protesting can’t be fun, festive, and imaginative?