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Dozens arrested during nationwide protests against police killings

Dozens of protesters who marched in major cities across the country were arrested Saturday, amid the mostly peaceful demonstrations opposing recent police killings of unarmed black men.

In Boston, state police arrested 23 protesters who tried to cross a line of troopers in front of the Suffolk County Jail, the Boston Globe reported.

In San Francisco, police arrested 45 protesters hours after the march started. Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said demonstrators were arrested for vandalism, failure to disperse and resisting arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In Durham, North Carolina, 11 protesters were arrested after police told the group to disperse, according to a local television station.

In Chicago, at least six were taken into custody during a brief confrontation between police and protesters in front of Mag Mile’s Nordstrom store,  according to a local news report.

And in New York City, one man was charged with assault on two police officers who were trying to stop protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge from throwing garbage cans on a police car, local news reported.

No arrests were reported in Washington D.C., where the Rev. Al Sharpton led thousands in a march urging Congress to pass a law that allows federal prosecutors to handle police shooting cases, the Associated Press reported.

“This is one of the most well-organized events I’ve seen,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the AP.

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