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MSP Assists in Clearing Protest Encampment at Northeastern Univeristy

This morning, Northeastern University made the decision to require protesters to leave an encampment on Centennial Commons and issued a statement on that decision here. Northeastern University Police (NUPD) requested assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and other public safety partners including Boston Police, and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. State Police deployed personnel to the university campus from Troop H and the Special Emergency Response Team. Officers directed protesters to disperse and MSP members assisted in removing protesters who refused to leave. Approximately 102 protesters who refused to comply with orders to disperse were arrested and will be charged by NUPD with trespassing and disorderly conduct. They are being transported to the Suffolk County House of Correction to be booked and processed.


The State Police are committed to protecting the lawful exercise of people’s rights of assembly and free speech in a safe and secure manner, as well as to protecting safety and property all involved parties.


Please see the Northeastern University statement on the decision to remove protesters here:


The MSP Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) is a highly trained and professional field force available on immediate notice for scenarios such as missing person searches, civil disturbances, special event crowd management, site security, or other situations. Unit members  are trained civil disturbance response, crowd control, and search and rescue.




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