On Monday, The Occupy Boston Students Working Group called for a city-wide walkout, rally and march. Particularly, the group wanted to emphasize problems that affect student's concerns like fair and affordable higher education for example. However, to celebrate Halloween it asked that students show up in costume. Around 250 participants arrived at their meeting spot − the Gazebo in Boston Commons − at 1 p.m. decked out in their zombie banker costumes and from there would march to Dewey Square.
During the march, the occupiers held a speak-out by the Downtown Crossing T-stop. There, they took the time to inform the public about Scott Olsen, an Occupy Oakland protestor and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured after he was hit in the head by a projectile rumored to be a teargas canister thrown by a police officer.