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Boston joins in national protest of NSA policies

Christopher Bucher (center) of Burlington joined other protesters in front of the Old State House Thursday.
Christopher Bucher (center) of Burlington joined other protesters in front of the Old State House Thursday.Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff

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A group of more than 200 gathered near South Station in Boston Thursday afternoon and made its way down the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway to protest revelations about data gathering by the National Security Agency.

Earlier, a smaller number of protesters gathered around Boston’s Old State House as others listened to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The release of government documents by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden has sparked protests from various groups and outrage from the Obama administration, which is seeking to prosecute him on espionage and government theft charges.

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