Impassioned crowds take to the streets in Boston

Hundreds of protesters flooded the city’s streets Tuesday night, marching from Roxbury to Back Bay and beyond.

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Protesters and police met in Dewey Square.

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Police said more than 15 demonstrators were arrested.

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Demonstrators gathered near South Station.

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Emerson Brandao of Roxbury stands in front of officers.

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Protesters tried to gain access to Interstate 93 but were blocked by police.

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Police and demonstrators met near an entrance ramp onto Interstate 93 at Melnea Cass Boulevard.

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Police and demonstrators pushed against each other near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave.

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Police stopped demonstrators after they walked from Dudley Square.

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Protesters and police were in a stand-off near Interstate 93.

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City Council member Tito Jackson led demonstrators away from the Mass. Ave. on-ramp.

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Jose Honore, 18, and Bernadine Desanges, 24, both of Hyde Park, participated in a rally in Dudley Square.

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Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, a professor at Simmons College and resident of Hyde Park, held a candle during a silent vigil in Dudley Square.

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