DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Activists protesting police killings on Saturday briefly walked onto train tracks to block a commuter train packed with fans headed to the New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens playoff game.
Organizers staged the four-and-a-half-minute demonstration at the Dedham station south of Boston to protestthe shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. They said in a statement the amount of time symbolized the four-and-a-half hours that Michael Brown lay in the street after he was shot.
Transit Police Lt. Michael Shea told The Boston Globe that about 10 protesters were at the station. No one was arrested.
He could not confirm they delayed the train, which was at a regular stop and on its way to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.