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More than 1,000 in Boston protest police shootings

July 14, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people have marched through Boston in a peaceful protest over police methods sparked by recent fatal police shootings.

The demonstration began shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday outside Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. Protesters sang and chanted as they marched through parts of the city’s Roxbury and South End neighborhoods.

Among the chants were, “These are our streets!” Some held signs that read, “Stop police terror” and “Love will win.”

Boston police officers followed protesters on bicycles and foot and observed from nearby locations. No arrests or interactions between police and protesters were reported.

The protest comes after the recent fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

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