#BlackLivesMatters protesters on Friday claimed to have stopped an MBTA commuter train on its way to the Patriots game for four-and-a-half minutes in honor of Michael Brown.
— BlackLivesMatterBOS (@BLM_Boston) January 10, 2015
— Adam Machson-Carter (@amachson) January 10, 2015
— David Jenkins (@david_victor_j) January 10, 2015
To be honest, that second picture especially does look like a cute photo op; is there any visual indication that the protesters actually stopped the train with their bodies and “White Silence = Violence” banner? Or did they pose in front of a train that had already stopped for some quick snaps? Is the guy in the orange vest with the MBTA or is he the photographer who took the second photo? And how did he and the person who took his picture know exactly where to stand with the train screeching to an emergency stop?
— Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) January 10, 2015
— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) January 10, 2015
The #MBTA train made a scheduled stop in Dedham. Organizers stood on the tracks to delay the train from leaving the station for 4.5 mins.
— MH (@madgeofhonor) January 10, 2015
Some are fans of the stunt.
— Lucky (@mosaicgraffiti) January 11, 2015
— fixedimage ⏳ (@fixedimage) January 11, 2015
Others, not so much.
— Bravest Little Hobbit Of Them All (@HesNotTheStig) January 10, 2015
— Danker Than Clanker (@dankertclanker) January 11, 2015