“Womxn hold up half the sky all over the world and have always been essential, yet Black womxn are too often overlooked, erased, and devalued."
The brigade included members of white nationalist groups, guys wearing shirts that said “Nationalist Social Club,” and one person holding a black sun Nazi flag.
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."
"Mothers and families of victims of police violence took the stage to explain the pain inflicted upon them by cops who are supposed to protect them."
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."
“Any attempt to erase our history through the restoration of the statue will be met by Black and Indigenous peoples asserting our rights and sovereignty.”
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.