the podium | Anthony A. Braga Why Boston’s protests to Ferguson remained largely peaceful ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Demonstrators marched in Boston in reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision. John Blanding/Globe Staff Police and protesters jammed Dewey Square, near an I-93 exit ramp. John BLanding/Globe Staff For the most part, the protesters were peaceful. John Blanding/Globe Staff Police said 45 demonstrators were arrested. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe Demonstrators gathered near South Station. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe Emerson Brandao of Roxbury stands in front of officers. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Protesters tried to gain access to Interstate 93 but were blocked by police. John Blanding/Globe Staff Police and demonstrators met near an entrance ramp onto Interstate 93 at Melnea Cass Boulevard. John Blanding/Globe Staff Police and demonstrators pushed against each other near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. John Blanding/globe Staff Police stopped demonstrators after they walked from Dudley Square. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe Protesters and police were in a stand-off near Interstate 93. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe City Council member Tito Jackson led demonstrators away from the Mass. Ave. on-ramp. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe Jose Honore, 18, and Bernadine Desanges, 24, both of Hyde Park, participated in a rally in Dudley Square. Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, a professor at Simmons College and resident of Hyde Park, held a candle during a silent vigil in Dudley Square. Brian Snyder/Reuters Inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections put their hands in the air after taping “Mike Brown” on the window of their cell.