Boston Officials Beg Protesters Not to Disrupt Family Event for New Year’s Eve
On Black Friday #MikeBrown protesters in Seattle decided to crash the annual Christmas tree lighting.
The protesters chanted, “Shut it down!” as the stormed the event.
The protesters also succeeded in terrifying children and making them cry.
Tonight protesters are planning to disrupt family events in Boston.
City officials are begging them not to terrify the kids.
ABC News reported:
Activists planning a “Die In” demonstration at this city’s historic First Night festivities will be allowed to protest, but Boston public safety officials urged them not to disrupt the family event that draws hundreds of small children for New Year’s Eve.
“We’re going to accommodate the protesters if they choose to do so. But we will not let it disrupt the events,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at a City Hall news conference today where he was flanked by officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn.
“I can only appeal that if people are going to demonstrate, just realize there are a lot of young kids out there, a lot of families.
According to the activist group’s First Night Against Police Violence Facebook page, demonstrators plan to meet at the Boston Public Library and to eventually join the Grand Processions Parade of floats and marching bands that will take over Boylston Street Wednesday at 5 p.m., one of multiple events planned for what Boston officials insist is the country’s oldest New Year’s Eve celebration. The activists have not responded to ABC News’ requests for comment through their Facebook page.