Before any windows got smashed last night, with a small group of demonstrators squaring off with violent police, tens of thousands of people marched from Nubian Square in Roxbury to the State House on Beacon Hill. These images by Derek Kouyoumjian portray that event, which ran from approximately 6:30pm to 9:30pm before cops started spraying protesters with chemicals.
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.