Privacy SOS

Who installed these cameras opposite Occupy Boston’s Camp Charlie?

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On April 4, 2012, activists from Occupy Boston and Occupy MBTA arrived at the Massachusetts State House to set up Camp Charlie — a ten day occupation to protest impending cuts to public transportation and fare hikes. Not long after the camp was established, two CCTV cameras were installed, presumably to monitor the camp and activists there. The clip above shows the installation of the second camera, directly across the street from the protest.

Stay tuned for more information about Boston's surveillance camera network, which extends through 9 cities in the Metro Boston region and was largely paid for by DHS.

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