Protest delays train headed to Patriots-Ravens playoff game

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Posted: Jan 10, 2015 6:24 PM

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 protest the 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 (http://bit.ly/1DKmIyB) 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.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com