Protesters in Boston have been peaceful but have tried to shut down major highways.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes the national focus on police killings of unarmed black men leads to “a broader and deeper understanding.”
State police are asking protesters to stay off of highways and other major roads.
It was a second night of protests as hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge.
Jon Keller says protesters have a voice and sympathetic audience, but their message is not clear.
Demonstrators began marching around the streets of Boston Thursday afternoon to protest the Eric Garner case.
State Police say 51 people were arrested in Boston late Tuesday night during protests of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans sent a message addressed to college students Thursday asking that any demonstrations be responsible and peaceful.
Market Basket protesters plan to hold their final rally on Friday in Tewksbury, according to group organizers.
Picketers aren’t stopping shoppers outside several local Market Basket supermarkets, but the empty shelves inside are driving many away.