Protestors Disrupt Boston Mayor Wu Press Conference On Mass & Cass


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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Vocal protestors greeted Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Thursday during a press conference in Roxbury to update the public on the city's efforts to tackle the crisis of homelessness and substance abuse surround the area known as 'Mass and Cass.'

As protestors drowned out the mayor with chants of "Shame on Wu," the press conference was cut short and police promptly escorted the mayor to a nearby city administrative building.

"Mayor Wu! Bring your kids out here!" One protestor shouted. "Governor Faker Baker bring your kids out here! All you politicians bring your kids out here. Come out as a regular citizen, live here, or move here

Protesters said the mayor isn't doing enough to solve the problems that make living in their neighborhood intolerable.

The press conference comes a day after the city moved to take tents and people off the street for safety and move them to a nearby side street.

"Whenever I speak with fellow mayors, everyone knows that at the city level we are problem solvers. We are going to do what we can and everyone understands that this is a collective challenge that we need to take on together." Wu said.

The mayor said that while they have moved people to nearly 200 units of housing, the city needs partnership from the state, with 1,000 more units of housing created for those living in a state of homelessness.

WBZ's Mike Macklin reports

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