The “Get Off Our Necks! Caravan and Protest” started in a lot on Bridge Street in Salem, then made its way to the Essex County Superior Courthouse and the Lynn Police Department.
"We are letting Governor Baker know that specific action needs to be taken. We refuse to be silent and turn our backs on the racism and systemic oppression."
Friday’s Brookline march came as rallies were also happening in Boston, Malden, Cambridge, Salem, Lynn, Peabody, Lawrence, Gloucester, Billerica, Lexington, and Leominster.
In honor of Taylor on her birthday, and in protest against police brutality everywhere, hundreds of people gathered in Nubian Square in Roxbury yesterday for a vigil.
The story of Wednesday's Boston Common rally through signs—some ornate, many direct, damn near all poetic justice.
Before any windows got smashed last night, with a small group of demonstrators squaring off with violent police, tens of thousands of people marched from Nubian Square in Roxbury to the State House on Beacon Hill. These images by Derek Kouyoumjian portray that event, which ran from approximately 6:30pm to 9:30pm before cops started spraying protesters with chemicals.
Since we hope and assume that most of you aren't crisscrossing the region blight-seeing, we asked Derek Kouyoumjian to share some of his photos from out in the wild.
All photos taken by Derek Kouyoumjian on March 24, 2020, one day after Mass Governor Charlie Baker’s March 23 order for non-essential businesses to cease in-person operations.
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