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POLL: Did Police Overreact to Occupy Boston?

Boston police arrested more than 100 Occupy Boston protesters early Tuesday morning. Some have criticized their tactics. Was the police action too strong?

Early Tuesday morning, Boston police arrested more than 100 protesters who were involved in Occupy Boston protests in the city.

Earlier in the day, about marched into Boston to join the protests.

The arrests came after protesters expanded their tent city from Dewey Square into part of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, an area police had asked protesters to stay away from.

News reports and taken of the arrests document police engaging in what some have called excessive force.

What do you think? Were Boston police out of line, or did the protesters get what they deserved?

Kasey Hariman October 12, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Wow, as of 9:47 this poll is TIED, with 48 in favor of BPD's actions and 48 against. I would love to know why people chose what they did. Let's get a discussion going!
Cate Lecuyer October 12, 2011 at 06:22 PM
It's 2:16 and STILL tied, 58 to 58. I've heard an interesting point that police aren't wearing any body armor or masks, which removes their anonymity and in most causes means officers will be more polite and respectful. Any thoughts?

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