ALL PHOTOS BY DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN
On Friday, people in Brookline, many aligned with the group Brookline United Against Racism, gathered at Cleveland Circle for a peaceful demonstration “in the names of those we have lost” to police violence. The action, which moved down Beacon Street and into Boston, was one of dozens in the region since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop on May 25.
Friday’s Brookline march came as rallies were also happening downtown Boston near the State House, as well as in Malden, Cambridge, Salem, Lynn, Peabody, Lawrence, Gloucester, Billerica, Lexington, and Leominster, and while hundreds more gathered in Nubian Square in Roxbury to honor Breonna Taylor, an EMT who was killed in her sleep by police in Kentucky in March.
This article was produced in collaboration with the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.
A native of Dorchester living in Somerville, Derek Kouyoumjian is one of the most active and creatively agile photographers in Greater Boston. Having shot everything from breaking news, to portraits, to food and nightlife for publications including the Boston Phoenix, Boston Business Journal, Boston Magazine, and the Boston Metro, for which he regularly snaps cover photos, Derek’s versatile eye is complemented by his immense knowledge of the cityscapes and people of Mass. He also shoots abroad, including recent trips to the United Arab Emirates and Cuba, and has worked with private clients including the Gardner Museum and Huntington Theatre Company.