Boston Protests Cost More Than $2M In Police Overtime

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The volume of protest continues to rise in Boston and beyond. With it the cost of policing demonstrators who’ve been largely peaceful, but at times have tried to shut down major roads and highways.

“Our objective is that black people in Boston live and be free,” said Seneca Joyner, a protest organizer with the group “Black Lives Matter”. “If that isn’t convenient that is unfortunate that people are troubled by it.”

Troubled by the numbers which means $1.5 million in overtime for Boston police. Massachusetts State Police have spent $510,891 in overtime costs for three demonstrations, including one this weekend where 23 people were arrested.

Seneca Joyner was among them and says the protests will continue. “To say that there’s an expiration date on liberty is nonsense,” she said. It’s an outcry over the deaths of two unarmed black men in Missouri and New York, and some…

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