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Photos: Peaceful protesters around Massachusetts on Saturday demand change

Protests took place in Worcester, Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, among other places.

Peaceful protests Saturday took place in Worcester, Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, among other locations.

In Worcester, according to the Telegram & Gazette, hundreds gathered outside City Hall on Saturday. The T&G reported that any police presence was low-key and no city or local officials spoke.

The T&G said that at one point, people were asked to observe eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence out of respect for the amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground before he died.

According to NECN, hundreds in Cambridge peacefully protested against Donald Trump and police brutality. NECN wrote: “The “Cambridge March Trump/Pence Out Now” kicked off at 4 p.m. at Central Square, where protesters took a knee.”

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UMass Boston Justice For Black Lives took over the campus. Protests took place all over, including in Salem, Dartmouth, and Shelburne Falls.

Worcester

Gina Griffith of Worcester raises her fist as demonstrators pass by while marching through the streets for a “Justice for George Floyd” rally that began front of Worcester’s city hall. After speakers, the demonstrators marched through the streets.

Rally organizer Kaci Panarello leads a chant of “no justice, no peace” as she walks with hundreds of demonstrators for a “Justice for George Floyd” rally that began in front of Worcester’s city hall.

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Troy Barksdale lifts his fist in solidarity as he joins hundreds of others in front of Worcester’s City Hall for a “Justice for George Floyd” rally. The demonstrators took a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time a Minneapolis state police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck, resulting in his death.

A demonstrator holds up a “Justice for George Floyd” in front of Worcester’s City Hall while hundreds gather for a “Justice for George Floyd” rally.

Cambridge/Somerville

Boston

Mbambi Mbungu carries a portrait of George Floyd during “Justice for Black Lives,” at UMass Boston.

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Demonstrators march during a protest against police brutality Saturday at UMass Boston.

UMass Boston was the site of a protest Saturday.

People kneel in silence during a protest against police brutality.

Celine Voyard, Taneekah Freeman, and Maya Zephyr lead the march during “Justice for Black Lives,” at UMass Boston.

Great Barrington

Garfield Reed and a group of others lie in the street during a demonstration in downtown Great Barrington.

Other locations

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