"I would like to thank the men and women of the Boston Police Department. Once again, you have made the City of Boston proud. The tree lighting event on the Boston Common was enjoyed by thousands and thanks to the efforts of the Boston Police and the Boston Park Rangers, it was a great success. The restraint and professionalism exhibited by all my officers and our law enforcement partners during tonights peaceful demonstrations were exceptional. Boston Police made just two arrests and no injuries were reported. I am truly proud to lead such a great Department. I also want to acknowledge and thank the public for their patience and understanding with the necessary road closures and driving restrictions. These are done in the interest of keeping everyone safe and tonight we did just that. I truly appreciate your cooperation."
Commissioner William B. Evans