PHOTOS BY KEIKO HIROMI
One of many, many, many rallies against police violence to take place in Greater Boston in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop, Wednesday’s F.T.P. march was billed as a demonstration calling for the defunding of police and increased funds for communities.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Nubian Square in Roxbury, then peacefully marched up Washington Street all the way to City Hall Plaza. Organized by a coalition of young black and brown creatives and activists, the march was built around three specific demands:
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
This article was produced in collaboration with the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.
Keiko Hiromi is a Japanese photographer based in Boston and Tokyo, Japan. Her work has appeared on NYT, People Magazine, Vanity Fair, El Pais, Der Spiegel, Boston Globe, PRI, ABC news, and other publications around the globe.