The family-friendly demonstration titled “Stand up East Boston” was organized by the leading casino opposition group No Eastie Casino to give residents a chance to speak up in their own words.
Attended by toddlers and long-time East Boston residents alike, the event also saw the presence of Spanish-speaking residents willing to voice their concerns.
During a “Speaker’s Corner,” neighbors had the opportunity to pick up the megaphone and express their personal take and concerns on the plans to develop a casino.
“The real goal is to showcase a chorus of voices,” said Celeste Ribeiro Myers, co-chair of No Eastie Casino.
Here from more community voices opposing this project in this gallery.