Over a dozen people were arrested in Boston Monday evening following a demonstration in support of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.
David Procopio, with the Massachsetts State Police, told Western Mass News that 16 people were arrested in total, 13 women and 3 men.
After multiple requests to disperse from State Police, Procopio said the protesters told troopers on scene that, “they wished to be arrested.”
Procopio added that officers offered the demonstrators a summons to court on trespassing charges instead of an arrest if they would leave.
The protesters refused.
Shortly before 7 p.m., nearly 4 hours after they arrived, the 16 protesters were arrested without incident. They will appear in Boston Municipal Court on dates issued to them by police.
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