Coming up North Pleasant Street
A large group of about 100 mostly college aged youth marched from UMass to Amherst center with APD in front and trailing behind as they chanted their way through town center and then descended Main Street to demonstrate in front of the Amherst police station.
APD Chief Scott Livingstone on scene
After more than a half-hour at the police station they marched back up into town center, over to the Rt 9 intersection, down college street and into Amherst College. All the while Amherst PD, UMPD and Amherst College PD kept their distance, simply trying to stay ahead of the crowd but closing off roads before they crossed.
Around 3:15 PM, after just over two hours of marching around the downtown, they headed back to campus.
No doubt this is one of but many protests nationwide today over the highly publicized deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.