“The idea is to link up restaurants, which are currently really suffering in terms of [loss of] revenue, and [labor] unions."
Keiko has worked tirelessly capturing images across the region. If something’s going down, she’s often on the scene—from late-night confrontations between protesters and cops, to vigils and rallies.
Organized by Violence In Boston and Black Lives Matter Boston, the rally listed as a main demand that Gov. Baker “allocate adequate funding away from police."
The pro-police horde shouted slogans such as “Blue Lives Matter” as they ignored, attempted to shout over, and in some cases repudiated those calling for accountability.
Participants called for the DA to reexamine cases in which police fatally shot black men in Boston.
"This year, police have already shot and killed over 450 people, despite the lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. The victims are disproportionately African American or Black."
"Members of the Boston’s Transgender/Gender non-conforming communities are taking back our Pride. Since the 2016 election, we have had an additional layer of barriers added to our daily lives."
Defund the Boston Police Department by at least 10% (around $41 million); No increase in Boston Public Schools budget for police; Put a cap on overtime accrual and overtime pay for military exercises
Among the dozens of ongoing demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop, yesterday’s “United Against Racist Police Terror!” in Boston was a rather unique event.
In one of several actions starting in Cambridge this week, rally goers on Saturday marched from Central Square to Somerville and back chanting “Black Lives Matter” on Saturday afternoon.