Another Harvard Square Protest

I went out for some health food (Red Bull and a Milky Way) and was greeted by some protesters.


CAMBRIDGE (WBZ) ― A protest at a Bank of America Tuesday in Cambridge ended up moving to a Citi Bank and eventually shut it down.

A group of about 50 people converged on the Bank of America in Harvard Square around noon to protest the bank’s investment practices.

The group then moved to a nearby Citi Bank, where four people chained themselves to the bank’s doors.

I must have arrived on the scene after they had cut the chains because the police were starting to arrest some of the protesters. I beat it out of there before the tear gas started raining down.

Flashback: Bush Says no Recession in Sight

Bush in Feb 2008:

President Bush said Thursday that the country is not headed into a recession and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, rejected for now any additional stimulus efforts.

“We’ve acted robustly,” he said.

“We’ll see the effects of this pro-growth package,” Bush told reporters at a White House news conference. “I know there’s a lot of, here in Washington people are trying to – stimulus package two – and all that stuff. Why don’t we let stimulus package one, which seemed like a good idea at the time, have a chance to kick in?”

Bush’s view of the economy was decidely rosier than that of many economists, who say the country is nearing recession territory or may already be there.