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Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Protesters were demanding more affordable housing in Cambridge



    BLM Protesters Demand Affordable Housing in Cambridge

    Two Black Lives Matter protesters who chained themselves to Cambridge City Hall's front door in a demonstration focusing on affordable housing in the Massachusetts city have been moved. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016)

    Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement demanding more affordable housing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have been arrested.

    Cambridge police say four people who were allegedly blocking City Hall were arrested after several warnings and "allowing 8+ hours" of protests.

    Crowds peacefully left the scene after the arrests.

    Dozens of people had been chanting in front of Cambridge City Hall since early Wednesday morning, and about a dozen police officers were also present keeping the peace.

    Earlier Wednesday, two Black Lives Matter protesters chained themselves to the front doors of the building, but police were able to remove them from the door handles and slide them to the side.

    There are no plans for arrests unless the protesters go "over the top," a city official told necn.

    Meanwhile, it was business as usual inside city hall.

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