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Mayor Menino: ‘Civil Disobedience Doesn’t Work For Boston’

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Civil disobedience doesn’t work for Boston. It doesn’t work for anyone,” Boston Mayor Tom Menino told WBUR today, after the arrests of 141 members of Occupy Boston early Tuesday morning for their unauthorized encampment outside of their approved site in Dewey Square Park. “There’s a time and place that we have to end the encampment, and that time and place will come in the near future,” Menino said, although he also expressed support for the issues of the 99 Percent Movement. Of course, Boston has a rich history of civil disobedience, from the Boston Tea Party to protests of school segregation in the 1960s.