A group of activists say they plan to march Thursday through the city’s parks and through the streets of Boston to raise awareness of the Boston bombings investigation.
The march, to mark the start of the annual “Boston Marathon March,” is part of a nationwide event to protest what activists call a political agenda.
The Boston Marathon bombings were the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history, killing three people and injuring more than 170.
Police say they have arrested five people and arrested five others in connection with the bombings.
The suspects are being sought in connection to a gun and explosives plot.
A group of about 150 people gathered at the Watertown Community Center to protest the bombings on Wednesday night.
They were joined by other groups from across the city and state, including Boston City Council members and the Massachusetts State Police.
Activists were hoping for a peaceful march Thursday but were met with a large police presence and a counterprotest, according to NBC Boston.
The group has also decided to use social media to make the point.
The protest is being organized by the Boston Coalition for the Prevention of Mass Incarceration and was organized by local activist and organizer Jennifer O’Keefe.
It is expected to draw a crowd of about 100 to 300.