Mayor Martin J. Walsh scolded parents for using holiday festivities yesterday to protest the city’s controversial new school start times.

“It’s a Christmas-tree lighting,” Walsh said. “It’s not the appropriate place for it.”

Sign-carrying parents from Start Smart BPS turned up at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury yesterday to try to pressure Walsh and city leaders to stop the proposed school times.

Walsh said he wants parents to come forward with their ideas and solutions.

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