Photos: Wednesday’s protests calling for justice for George Floyd

Protests in Boston, Salem, and Lynn called for change and equality.

The march continued toward Boston City Hall.
The march that stepped off from Nubian Square processed toward Boston City Hall. –AP Photo/Steven Senne

Daily local protests demanding justice for George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by law enforcement continued Wednesday in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, led by a large march and rally in Boston.

That march, led by members of the city’s Black youth who organized the For the People coalition, began at Nubian Square and proceeded to Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

Here are photos and social media posts from Wednesday’s events.

Boston:

Daisy Opanga of Billerica closes her eyes during a healing prayer. The FTP (For The People) youth protesters gathered in Nubian Square for a speaking program and march to City Hall. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Guy L. of Boston dances and sings along to, “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud” as the James Brown song plays during the march from Nubian Square to City Hall. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Demonstrators headed out of Nubian Square. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Demonstrators carried signs during the rally. —AP Photo/Steven Senne
The march continued toward Boston City Hall. —AP Photo/Steven Senne
Demonstrators displayed banners and signs calling for police defunding. —AP Photo/Steven Senne

Hundreds of youths marched from Nubian Square to City Hall Wednesday, demanding that the city reallocate 10 percent of the police budget to community needs.

Salem:

The Get Off Our Necks: A Caravan and Protest for Racial Justice started at the Essex Superior Court in Salem. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, pastor at Bethel AME in Lynn, spoke in front of the Essex County Superior Court. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

Lynn:

The Get Off Our Necks: A Caravan and Protest for Racial Justice started in front of the Essex County Superior Court before heading to the Lynn Police Department and Lynn Common. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Hundreds of protesters in Lynn Common took a knee for 8 minutes and 49 seconds, representing the time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck. —Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

Providence, R.I.:

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