Gov. Deval Patrick’s quietly planned trip to the Occupy Boston encampment yesterday gave the two-week-old demonstration its highest-profile visitor to date — and it renewed some protesters’ calls for Mayor Thomas M. Menino to walk among the tents and check out the scene for himself.
“I want him to come down. I want him to have a meeting on our site. So far, he hasn’t expressed interest in that,” said Gregg Housh, 34, of Malden, who said he helped arrange Patrick’s trip to the tent city. “I want (Menino) to meet the people who he did what he did to,” Housh said, referring to Tuesday morning’s arrest of 141 demonstrators.