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Photos from the protest and vigil in Boston on Tuesday

Activists participated in a "die-in" for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the exact time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground.
Activists participated in a "die-in" for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the exact time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets on Tuesday in Boston to protest deaths of Black people at the hands of police. The protesters staged a “die-in” at a major Dorchester intersection before holding a vigil in Franklin Park.

Activists pleaded with the Boston Police to "take a knee" as they participated in a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station.
Activists pleaded with the Boston Police to "take a knee" as they participated in a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Protesters marched and blocked the road near the State House.
Protesters marched and blocked the road near the State House.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Matthew Balinda fist bumped a police officer after the two had a good conversation together outside of the Forest Hills T Stop where protesters and police stood at a standstill for hours before finally dispersing peacefully.
Matthew Balinda fist bumped a police officer after the two had a good conversation together outside of the Forest Hills T Stop where protesters and police stood at a standstill for hours before finally dispersing peacefully.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters blocked a car being escorted by police from driving down the road forcing it to back up.
Protesters blocked a car being escorted by police from driving down the road forcing it to back up. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A protestor threw a stone through a Dunkin' window in Brockton.
A protestor threw a stone through a Dunkin' window in Brockton. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
A protester put his fist in the air as a speaker on the front steps of the State House spoke to the crowd gathered around 10:15 pm.
A protester put his fist in the air as a speaker on the front steps of the State House spoke to the crowd gathered around 10:15 pm. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
As protesters walked down the street from the State House, they blocked the road and forced the police vehicle to back down the street.
As protesters walked down the street from the State House, they blocked the road and forced the police vehicle to back down the street. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Activists pleaded with the Boston Police to "take a knee" during a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station.
Activists pleaded with the Boston Police to "take a knee" during a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Protestors started a fire inside of a Dunkin' in Brockton.
Protestors started a fire inside of a Dunkin' in Brockton. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
A man reacted to another protester after he lit fireworks in front of the State House. The action was immediately condemned by other activists as they tried to maintain a peaceful protest.
A man reacted to another protester after he lit fireworks in front of the State House. The action was immediately condemned by other activists as they tried to maintain a peaceful protest. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Activists held up signs as they participated in a demonstration in front of the Forest Hills T station.
Activists held up signs as they participated in a demonstration in front of the Forest Hills T station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Protesters created a blockade in front of police vehicles in front of the State House.
Protesters created a blockade in front of police vehicles in front of the State House.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
 A protester held a sign during a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station.
A protester held a sign during a demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff


A woman tried to reason with the Boston Police outside of the Forest Hills T Station.
A woman tried to reason with the Boston Police outside of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
A woman raised her hand in solidarity during the demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station.
A woman raised her hand in solidarity during the demonstration outside of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
 A protester held up a sign in a car near Boston Common.
A protester held up a sign in a car near Boston Common.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Activists participated in a demonstration in from of the Forest Hills T Station.
Activists participated in a demonstration in from of the Forest Hills T Station. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
 Jacque Jackson, 26, of Roxbury (right) placed his head on Charlie St. Pierre's shoulder, 24, of Newburyport during a rally and vigil for George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and local fallen people.
Jacque Jackson, 26, of Roxbury (right) placed his head on Charlie St. Pierre's shoulder, 24, of Newburyport during a rally and vigil for George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and local fallen people. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters took part in a "die in" in the middle of Blue Hill Ave.
Protesters took part in a "die in" in the middle of Blue Hill Ave.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protesters staged a "die in" for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time Minneapolis native George Floyd was asphyxiated for, on Blue Hill Avenue and Franklin Park Drive.
Protesters staged a "die in" for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time Minneapolis native George Floyd was asphyxiated for, on Blue Hill Avenue and Franklin Park Drive. Blake Nissen for the Boston Globe
Police officers took a knee alongside protesters after they converged at Forest Hills T Station.
Police officers took a knee alongside protesters after they converged at Forest Hills T Station. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Marchers walked from the "die in" on Blue Hill Avenue to the rally in the park.
Marchers walked from the "die in" on Blue Hill Avenue to the rally in the park.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
The crowd moved to let a Boston police cruiser get through.
The crowd moved to let a Boston police cruiser get through.Jim Davis/Globe Staff


Marchers walked from the "die in" on Blue Hill Avenue.
Marchers walked from the "die in" on Blue Hill Avenue.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
The demonstration was organized by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston.
The demonstration was organized by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
 The lead marchers walked on Blue Hill Avenue to the rally in the park.
The lead marchers walked on Blue Hill Avenue to the rally in the park. Jim Davis/Globe Staff


The rally and vigil took place on Blue Ave.
The rally and vigil took place on Blue Ave. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Kimani Arroyo-Parris, 6, (center) held on to the hands of his mother and brother Javier Arroyo-Lomon,12, (left) during the rally and vigil.
Kimani Arroyo-Parris, 6, (center) held on to the hands of his mother and brother Javier Arroyo-Lomon,12, (left) during the rally and vigil. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Part of the large crowd in Franklin Park.
Part of the large crowd in Franklin Park.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
A protestor lit fireworks on Beacon Street in front of the State House.
A protestor lit fireworks on Beacon Street in front of the State House. Erin Clark/Globe Staff