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Scenes From Boston's Protest Against Police Brutality

Protesters begin their march down Washington Street from Peters Park in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protesters begin their march down Washington Street from Peters Park in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Thousands of people gathered at Peters Park in Boston's South End Friday night to protest police brutality and the killing of black people by police, George Floyd in Minneapolis only being the latest.

Boston's demonstration remained mostly peaceful. Protests around the country overnight ended with at least two dead.

Read more about Boston's protest here. Below are some of the scenes.

Thousands of protesters gathered at Peters Park in Boston to demonstrate against police brutality. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Thousands of protesters gathered at Peters Park in Boston to demonstrate against police brutality. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The scene at Peters Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR
The scene at Peters Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Hope Coleman, mother of Terrence Coleman, who was shot and killed by police in 2016, spoke during the rally in Peters Park. (Jesse Ciosta/WBUR)
Hope Coleman, mother of Terrence Coleman, who was shot and killed by police in 2016, spoke during the rally in Peters Park. (Jesse Ciosta/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protesters march from Peters Park in Boston down Washington Street toward Nubian Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protesters march from Peters Park in Boston down Washington Street toward Nubian Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protesters hold a banner as they march down Washington Street in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protesters hold a banner as they march down Washington Street in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A protester holds a sign standing through the sunroof of a car while on Waltham Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A protester holds a sign standing through the sunroof of a car while on Waltham Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Standing in the back of a rental pickup, Mass. Action Against Police Brutality organizer Brock Satter leads protesters down Washington Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Standing in the back of a rental pickup, Mass. Action Against Police Brutality organizer Brock Satter leads protesters down Washington Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The protest traveled to Roxbury's Nubian Square, and some protestors stood outside the Boston Police District 4 station in the South End. There, a confrontation between police and protestors ended with 10 people arrested, police said.

Photographer Joseph Prezioso with AFP captured this photo outside the District 4 police station. A police officer holds down a protester while another officer further back sprays pepper spray.

Protestors march down Washington Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Protestors march down Washington Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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