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Hundreds march in Boston on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people filled the streets of Boston for a march against racism and inequality as they honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Demonstrators walked about four miles on city streets Monday on the holiday commemorating King and repeated outrage over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island in New York City. They also stopped and lay down at one point in a “die-in” protest.

The mostly peaceful rally was one of several across the country staged as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was created in 2012 after the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

People at the rally in Boston changed “black lives matter” and held signs saying “jail killer cops.”

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