BOSTON (CBS) — Ten people were arrested during protests outside the Boston Police Station in the South End Friday night as protests erupted around the country after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Another person was summoned to court. Four police officers were taken to the hospital but their injuries are non-life-threatening, Boston Police confirmed Saturday.
Floyd was killed when a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on his neck while trying to arrest him after he said he couldn’t breathe.
In Boston, after a peaceful rally in Peters Park, hundreds marched from the park down Harrison Ave. A few dozen stayed behind at the District 4 police station, chanting, some yelling at officers within a few inches of their face. At one point the officers pushed the crowd back and pepper spray was deployed.
The protest was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality. Protesters held signs that said things like “We Demand Racial Justice” and “Rise Up Against Racism.”
The ten people arrested were charged with various degrees of disorderly conduct.
Seven of the ten were arrested near the police station in the South End :
- Nicholas Marcopoulos, 29, of Lowell charged with assault & battery on a police officer, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
- Jeremy McWhinnie, 29, of Lowell charged with assault & battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct
- Nathan Johnson, 24, of Everett charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
- Lauren Deluco, 21, of Fitchburg charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and aiding an arrestee to escape from a police officer
- Lilley Antoinette, 30, of Somerville charged with assault & battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct
- Patrick Culbreath, 22, of Boston charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery of a police officer, two counts of threats, promotion of anarchy incite riot, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
- Bruce Hopkins, 22, of Boston charged with assault of a police officer, promotion of anarchy incite riot, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
- A 29-year-old woman will be summoned to court and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest
Three people were arrested near the police station in Roxbury:
- Cole Gergoire, 21, of Somerville charged with possession of Class C, carrying a dangerous weapon, and damage to property by graffiti
- A 17-year-old boy from Boston charged with delinquent to wit: assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon
- Anthony McWhorter, 18, of Boston charged disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
Police said everyone involved is set to be arraigned on Monday.