College students to "Occupy" Boston

Emily McArthur of Jamaica Plain, Mass., chants through a bullhorn in front of the Statehouse in Boston, as part of an Occupy Boston demonstration on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. The group is part of a nationwide grassroots movement in support of the ongoing Wall Street protests in New York. AP Photo/Josh Reynolds

BOSTON - Students from 10 area colleges are planning to join the Occupy Wall Street movement with a march through downtown Boston.

The protesters plan to gather Monday at 1:30 p.m. on Boston Common and then march with members of Occupy Boston, MASSUniting, labor unions and other community groups to Dewey Square, where a tent city has been erected.

Correspondent Carl Stevens of CBS Radio Station WBZ reports that some students have already camped out through the weekend, and more than a thousand students are anticipated from Northeastern, BU, MIT, Tufts, Emerson and others.

Student protesters said are they angry with an education industry they say mimics what they call the "irresponsible, unaccountable, and unethical financial practices" of Wall Street.

They point to what they say are university presidents earning hundreds of thousands of dollars while other university workers struggle to make ends meet.

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Today's demonstration follows a rally on Saturday in which several hundred union members joined Occupy Boston in a march to the Federal Reserve building.

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which began with a small knot of protesters in Manhattan's financial district, has grown steadily, with similar protests springing up in other cities.

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