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Scenes from the ground as protests intensified in Brockton, Boston

A protester put his fist in the air as a speaker on the front steps of the State House revved up the crowd gathered around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night.
A protester put his fist in the air as a speaker on the front steps of the State House revved up the crowd gathered around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

On Tuesday evening, two groups — Black Lives Matter and Violence in Boston Inc. — led a “die-in” at a major Dorchester intersection near Franklin Park. The event lasted for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time that a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee onto George Floyd’s neck.

Participants then headed into Franklin Park for a vigil.

Protesters were still taking to the streets of Boston, as well as in other areas — including Brockton — after planned demonstrations had ended.

Globe reporters are on the scene. Their dispatches are below:





Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear. Vernal Coleman can be reached at vernal.coleman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @vernalcoleman Zoe Greenberg can be reached at zoe.greenberg@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @zoegberg. Gal Tziperman Lotan can be reached at gal.lotan@globe.com or at 617-929-2043. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.