Images by Chris Faraone
It was inevitable that some kind of protest mix involving numerous fronts — housing, homelessness, fair wages, etc. — would culminate in the kind of HOLY FUCKING SHIT IS THIS BOSTON? moment that is currently underway downtown.
As you read this and share these pics with your friends and conservative uncles (please do!), we’re charging up, getting ready to see how the evening ends. At 10:35pm there were more than 1,000 people marching from the Dewey Square toward the Zakim Bridge, where we hear there are thousands more waiting (we’ve seen pics, too, so yeah, this is happening).
From what we can tell, few people — even organizers who helped plan the spoiling of tonight’s tree-lighting on Boston Common — knew very much heading into the demonstrations. Like one activist told us earlier, “No one can prepare for 4,000 people.” Our thoughts exactly, and for better or worse, that seems to be the case out in the streets.
We have lots more coverage coming later and in the coming days, and have listed a few hashtags below for those who want to follow along on Twitter, but for now, here’s a flash of what we’ve seen. #EnoughIsEnough …