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.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Newton Police Department on Thursday, then chanted and marched over to Newton City Hall and staged a die-in protest.
In Boston’s latest show of solidarity with George Floyd, thousands of demonstrators took to Boston Common Wednesday to continue their condemnation of police violence.
The Hub action, which was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality, saw protesters march to Nubian Square in Roxbury, and later to the Boston Police Department’s District 4 station in the South End.
While Gonzalez was recovering, her family members back in Chelsea watched after her newborn. After finally testing negative, on May 12 she saw Victoria for the first time in 44 days as she was discharged from Spaulding.
Countless tipped as well as hourly wage workers have seen their earnings slashed or vanished. Still, through it all, many local restaurants are providing meals to fellow restaurant workers who are impacted.
These photos are of Massachusetts, and specifically some of the many brave people who are working through the crisis. They haven’t asked for attention or applause, but they certainly deserve our recognition and appreciation.