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At Occupy Boston, they found romance

A bond forged in crowd who shared fervent beliefs

Anya Karasik, 18, and Robert Stitham, 25, are one of many couples who started a romance at an Occupy encampment. A pair who met at Occupy Wall Street were married in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. Anya Karasik, 18, and Robert Stitham, 25, are one of many couples who started a romance at an Occupy encampment. A pair who met at Occupy Wall Street were married in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. (BECKIE LOEWENSTEIN)
By Martine Powers
Globe Staff / January 16, 2012
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Anya Karasik and Robert Stitham are one of many couples who forged a bond at Occupy. As the protesters’ tents sprouted, so did romance - it wasn’t long until Occupiers were stealing kisses at the food tent, holding hands during general assemblies, cuddling on the bench near the Gandhi statue. Now, after the end of the 102-day encampment, those who found love among the tents are struggling to keep the flame alive. Dewey Square was not the only encampment where romance bloomed. A couple who met at Occupy Wall Street tied the knot.

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