Photos: Protesters across Mass. took to the streets this weekend to protest police brutality, transgender discrimination

See the poignant photos from several protests that took place this weekend.

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Protests took place across Massachusetts Friday and Saturday, as demonstrators marched passionately for a number of social causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement advocating against police brutality, and a Transgender Resistance Vigil that brought light to Black transgender lives during this Pride Month. See photos from the various demonstrations below.

Protesters march against police brutality Friday, June 12, in Salem, Mass.

A person who wanted to be identified as Ash, left, participates with Ana Campos, right, in a Black Lives Matter “Knit-In” as part of the annual World Wide Knit in Public Day, Friday, June 12 on Salem Common.

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People demonstrate against police brutality Friday in Salem, Mass.

A child holds a “When do I become scary?” sign while marching against police brutality Friday in Salem.

Protesters brought hand-made signs and marched against police brutality Friday in Salem, Mass.

Protesters march against police brutality in Salem Friday.

Protesters march against police brutality Friday in Salem, Mass.

Demonstrators take a knee while the names of people who died in police custody are read during a Black Lives Matter protest, Saturday, June 13, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston.

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Activist Sirad Zahra joined a Black Lives Matters protest on the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway in East Boston Saturday. Following a rally, the protesters marched to Maverick Square and then to Central Square.

Demonstrators marched during a Black Lives Matters protest in East Boston Saturday.

Blaise Treuting holds his 4-month old son, Iggy, during a Black Lives Matters protest on the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway in East Boston.

Members of Re-Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence joined several thousand demonstrators gathered together at a Transgender Resistance Vigil + March from Franklin Park Playstead to Nubian Square on Saturday, June 13.

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Several thousand demonstrators gathered together at a Transgender Resistance Vigil + March from Franklin Park Playstead to Nubian Square on June 13, 2020.

Protesters hold up “Black Lives Matter” signs adorned with the transgender flag colors at June 13’s Transgender Resistance Vigil + March in Roxbury.

Lily Crones of the Back Bay and Kayla Santerre of Salem  joined several thousand other demonstrators at a Transgender Resistance Vigil + March from Franklin Park Playstead to Nubian Square.

Mural artist David Fichter holds his painting of Ahmaud Arbery while participating in a protest and march organized by Beyond New Perspectives marches from City Hall Plaza to Boston Common on June 13, 2020.

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A painting commemorating George Floyd is held in front of a Black Lives Matter sign while at a protest and march organized by Beyond New Perspectives, which started in City Hall Plaza and ended with speakers in Boston Common on Saturday, June 13.

A tear falls down Krystal Tru Edwards’ cheek as she speaks to demonstrators at a protest and march organized by Beyond New Perspectives.

Laila Plaster tears up as she shares why she thinks it is important to be a part of the Black Lives Matter movement while participating in a protest and march organized by Beyond New Perspectives.

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Pheonix Printemps, a member of the Boston area Youth Organizing Project, leads a chant of “no justice, not peace” during a protest and march organized by Beyond New Perspectives, which marched from City Hall Plaza to Boston Common.

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