These tools should get the boot just for their ridiculous war analogies.
City councilors are calling on Occupy Boston to voluntarily heed calls from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to get off the property, and one councilor took it further, saying it’s time for Mayor Thomas M. Menino to boot the encampment out of Dewey Square once and for all.
“The Conservancy makes a strong case,” Councilor Matt O’Malley told the Herald. “Small businesses are hurting from this. It may be time to move them off the Greenway.”
O’Malley said any removal effort should be done “peaceably.”
Several other councilors said Occupy Boston should voluntarily vacate the public park out of respect for the conservancy, which controls the property.
“I certainly encourage the organizers to cooperate with the city and respect the rights of everyone, including those who want to enjoy that park,” Councilor Charles C. Yancey said. But he added, “I do not support any effort to remove them at this time.”
In a Nov. 8 letter to Menino, the conservancy asked the mayor to remove the occupiers from the Greenway. In addition to concerns about sanitation, safety and drug use, the conservancy said people who want to use the land are not getting access to it, because they are blocked by protesters.
“Occupy Boston is not compatible with our obligation to ensure that everyone may enjoy the Greenway,” the letter reads.
Yet the warmongering left refuses to go. Because they’re the 99% or something.
Occupy Boston protester Brian Bwoba said the letter proves the conservancy has taken sides with big business and the 1-percent of the population the Occupy protesters say controls the nation’s wealth.
“They have sided with the nationwide crackdown on the Occupy movement,” Bwoba said. “Unfortunately, when you look at Occupy, you begin to see we’re at war, because the top 1 percent has declared war on our freedom of assembly, they’ve declared war on freedom of speech. Unfortunately, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has made abundantly clear, they’re on the side of the 1 percent.”