Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Protesters in Boston Reportedly Arrested After Shutting Down Highway

© REUTERS / Brian SnyderPolice detain a protester who was part of a group who blocked Interstate 93 southbound during the morning rush hour in Somerville, Massachusetts January 15, 2015
Police detain a protester who was part of a group who blocked Interstate 93 southbound during the morning rush hour in Somerville, Massachusetts January 15, 2015 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Nearly 30 people, who gathered in protest of deteriorating race relations in the United States reportedly were arrested after blocking a major highway in Boston, Massachusetts.

MOSCOW, January 15 (Sputnik) — Nearly 30 protesters in Boston, Massachusetts that blocked a major highway in protest of deteriorating race relations in the United States were arrested on Thursday.

"[The protests are] not only immature and not only irresponsible, but… reckless and it's endangering people's lives," the Boston Globe quoted the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Superintendent, Col. Tim Alben as saying.

Police detain protestors during a demonstration against recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, in Boston, Massachusetts December 13, 2014 - Sputnik International
23 Arrested During Protests Against Police Brutality in Boston
According to the publication, a total of 29 people who had attached themselves to makeshift roadblocks were detained in two sections of Interstate 93 leading to the city's metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, the news outlet quoted the protest spokesperson, Shannon Leary, saying that acts like these "wake people up from their privilege and insulation."

No casualties were reported during the course of the two-hour protest action that nearly shut down traffic and derailed at least one ambulance carrying a victim with life-threatening injuries, according to Alben.

Mass demonstrations across the United States in protest of two separate grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers responsible for the deaths of unarmed black men erupted in the waning months of 2014.

Tensions culminated on December 20 with the murder of two New York officers by a gunman who was reported to have vowed revenge for the victims of perceived police brutality.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала