A Look At How Things Went Awry After Sunday's Police Brutality Protest In Boston

Download Audio

Demonstrators gathered in Boston last night for another night of protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. But unlike Sunday's protest, last night was quiet.

It's still not clear exactly why violence erupted at the end of what had been a peaceful demonstration Sunday. But accounts from some protesters, police, radio dispatches and lawmakers begin to paint a picture of how things quickly went awry.

WBUR's Deborah Becker joined Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to report.

This segment aired on June 2, 2020.

Headshot of Deborah Becker

Deborah Becker Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.



More from WBUR

Listen Live