From Ferguson To Boston: Hundreds Take To The Streets

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About 1400 people took to the streets Tuesday night  to voice their frustration over a Missouri grand jury's decision to not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

There were protests last night in cities across the nation, and Boston's was mostly peaceful — no burning cars or broken windows. In the end, State Police say some 51 people were arrested. And Wednesday morning Boston police commissioner William Evans held a press conference to commend the protesters and the police for their restraint.


Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor for District 7. He tweets @titojackson.

Jamarion Oliver, an organizer from Black Lives Matter Boston.


WBUR: Hundreds Protest Ferguson Decision In March Through Boston Streets

  • "Some protesters tried to get onto Interstate 93, but police prevented them. Some headed off back toward Dudley Square, only to disperse. Several hundred others marched up Massachusetts Avenue, through the South End, picking up more supporters along the way."

WBUR: Hundreds Pack Meeting In Roxbury On Ferguson

  • "I'm not going to pretend everything's OK here in the city of Boston," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. "Or that the legacy of injustice can be fixed overnight, because it can't be."

The Boston Globe: Dozens In Boston Face Charges For Ferguson Protest

  • "Boston police arrested 47 people on charges that include disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, said police spokesman Officer James Kenneally. Still, there were no major incidents or injuries reported in the mostly peaceful demonstrations."

This article was originally published on November 26, 2014.

This segment aired on November 26, 2014.


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