Mass. Governor Deval Patrick Stopped by this Morning

Governor Deval Patrick stopped by the Dewey Sq. Occupy Boston site this morning for a tour, during which he spoke with occupiers and protesters. He was met with hugs, cheers and handshakes as he wandered the tent city, although his visit wasn’t without what the Boston Globe called “jeers” and shouts.

According to WCVB Channel 5, “The governor said he wasn’t trying to convey a message with the appearance at the Dewey Square protest location on Saturday, just have better understand of what’s happening.”

Occupiers said it seemed like the governor learned a lot and seemed impressed with the camp’s logistical setup. “There are people here representing the hard left, the hard right, and everything in between,” Patrick said.

The Boston Phoenix and the Boston Globe have more pictures of Gov. Patrick, dressed casually and drinking a cup of coffee.