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Protests over police killings of black men continue to end of 2014

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago January 01, 2015 Jan 1, 2015 Thursday, January 01 2015 January 01, 2015 10:05 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men.

Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest in front of the Boston Public Library while others held signs saying "black lives matter" and "a young black man is two times more likely to be shot dead by police than a white young man."

Police reported no arrests or disruptions to the nearby festivities.

In New York, protesters marched late last night, coming as close to Times Square as possible, but they didn't disrupt the celebration.

New York police are still mourning the deaths of two officers who were shot in an ambush in their patrol car.

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