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Dozens arrested in Boston during Ferguson protest

November 27, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — About 40 men and women arrested during overnight protests in Boston have had their criminal charges converted to civil infractions and resolved.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said that means the low-level offenses will not appear on their records. Most of the people arrested Tuesday night had been charged with disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace

Those arrested hailed from Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Quincy, Medford, Salem, Waltham, Watertown, Utah, Rhode Island, and Los Angeles.

An estimated 1,500 people marched from Dudley Square in the Roxbury neighborhood down Massachusetts Avenue to the South Bay area. Police blocked a ramp leading to Interstate 93 to prevent the group from attempting to block the highway.

Smaller protests occurred in other cities across Massachusetts, including Springfield, Worcester, Northampton and Pittsfield. All were reportedly peaceful.

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