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Photos: Boston protesters call for justice for George Floyd

The event was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality.

Demonstrators at Peters Park in Boston's South End. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Protesters at Peters Park in Boston’s South End joined others around the country demanding justice following the death of George Floyd, the Black man who died while in Minneapolis police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck.

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Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. He and three other officers who were involved in Floyd’s arrest have been fired, and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that the investigation into those three officers is ongoing.

Many of the Boston protesters took a knee. Some held signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, reading “I Can’t Breathe,” and decrying police violence.

“We hope people protest peacefully, but honestly, it’s — a moment like that and an event like that, I can’t imagine why people wouldn’t want to get out on the streets and make a point about it,” Gov. Charlie Baker said earlier Friday in his daily press conference.

The event was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality.

Here are photos and video from Boston’s demonstration:

Sky 5 is live over a Boston demonstration being held in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Sky 5 is live over a Boston demonstration being held in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Posted by WCVB Channel 5 Boston on Friday, May 29, 2020

An emotional Hope Coleman, mother of Terrence Coleman, a 31-year-old black man with a mental health disability who was fatally shot by a Boston Police Officer in 2016, cried as she spoke to the Peters Park crowd.

A woman’s mask read “I can’t breathe.”

Demonstrators gathered at Peters Park.

Demonstrators held signs at Peters Park.

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Demonstrators held signs.

A demonstrator held a sign.

A woman wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to the demonstration.

At Peters Park in Boston’s South End people hold signs during the Mass. Action Against Police Brutality protest.

A demonstrator raises a fist.

Many of the Boston protesters took a knee.

A demonstrator at Peters Park.

 

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