Boston Officials Ask Protestors Not To Disrupt First Night Events

Dec 30, 2014

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said there is no tension between Boston Police and people protesting police killings

Boston’s mayor is calling on people planning to protest recent police killings not to disrupt the city’s First Night activities.

    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he respects the First Amendment right to protest, but he’s concerned over plans to stage a so-called “die-in” at Copley Square close to many of the annual New Years Eve activities.

    "We are asking the protestors if they come to Boston to do it in a respectful manner to allow people to enjoy First Night."

    Walsh, last month, blamed protestors for frightening children at the city’s official Christmas tree lighting.   Walsh said there is not an air of tension between the protestors and Boston Police.   Boston, like many cities, has seen protests over the grand jury decisions in Ferguson Missouri, and Staten Island.