As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."
For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park.
This being Massachusetts, of course, somebody brought over some boxes of Munchkins from the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.
Three BPD officers watched the protest from the comfort of their cruisers, parked on Washington Street.
Towards the end of the protest, a couple drove up behind the cruisers and parked their car for a little counter-protest: The driver rolled down his window and cranked up the president's speech. Unfortunately for him, the only person who seemed to notice was a roving UHub photographer, who had walked a bit aways from the protesters to take a photo when he noticed a muffled din off towards the library and wandered over to see what it was.