“I Took part in a protest on 2/2/13 called TSA out of MBTA Day of Action. We came to raise awareness of the TSA being used to conduct searches in the subways of our city. I, as the rest of the people you will see, believe this is a violation of the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution. We Hope you will take the time to hear our message, and pass it to your friends and family who love their freedom.” – Sean Typhon
The fine folks over at The Boston Occupier (formerly Occupy Boston Globe) covered the Defend the 4th convergence protest this past Saturday.
All photos credited to Dan Schneider.
Speaking from the Tamarleigh Grenfell gives a speech denouncing the introduction of TSA searches on the MBTA. (Photo: Dan Schneider)
While hundreds ice skated just across the Boston Common, around eighty people converged on the Common bandstand in the freezing cold on Saturday, February 2, to declare their opposition to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searches on the MBTA.
The “TSA out of the MBTA” protest emerged rather organically, starting from a single angry Facebook post about an individual TSA search, growing into a Facebook event with over two hundred “attendees,” and culminating with an afternoon march and rally, which featured groups converging on Park Street from across the city. The convergence marches were, as organizer Tamarleigh Grenfell put it, “like the fingers of a hand,” coming together downtown from each subway line—red, orange, and green— to form a fist.
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Photos for Defend the 4th Rally on Boston Common brought to you by James of the Pirate Party
Monday, February 25th come on down to 10 Park Plaza in Boston, conference rooms 1,2 and 3 to hear what the MBTA has to say for itself.
|Meeting Date||February 25, 2013|
|Meeting Time||5:00 PM – 7:00 PM|
|Subject of Meeting||MBTA Rider Oversight Committee – February 2013|
|Location||10 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02116; Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3|
|MBTA Attendees||ROC Staff|