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Photos: Sunday’s local protests against racial injustice

Protests were held in Boston, Quincy, Somerville, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Westford, Concord, and Lexington.

People were called to prayer during a Boston Pray event Sunday afternoon at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

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Protests decrying police violence continued Sunday in Boston and other cities and towns across the region following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

In Boston, a rally was held outside the Boston Public Library, and a prayer, scripture, and song event took place on Boston Common.

Protests were also held in Quincy, Somerville, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Westford, Concord, and Lexington.

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

Copley Square, Boston:

During a “White Coats for Black Lives” rally in front of the Boston Public Library, Alicia Barrow held up her fist while protesters laid face down or took a knee for 8 minutes and 49 seconds, representing the amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the street with a knee on his neck.

Josiah Cassiani, of Boston, held up his fist as he took a knee with other protesters during the “White Coats for Black Lives” rally. Organizers asked physicians and health care workers to wear their white coats or scrubs during the demonstration.

Many of the health care workers held signs during the event.

Boston Common:

Vynelle White performed a song during a Boston Pray event Sunday afternoon at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Christians gathered for a prayer, scripture, and song event sponsored by Benjamin Watson and the One More Foundation, Boston Collaborative, UniteBoston, Greater Things for Greater Boston, SEND Boston, and the Black Ministerial Alliance.

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Former Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson spoke to the crowd during the Boston Pray event.

Attendees prayed during the event.

People were called to prayer during the event.

A group locked arms as Pastor Barry Kang led the crowd in prayer.

Somerville:

Children and their families gathered in Powderhouse Park in Somerville on Sunday for a Black Lives Matter protest organized by Naomi Nurenberg, a local third grader.

Alyson Holzer (center, right) and Natalie Holzer (center, left) held signs with other children and their families.

Naomi Nurenberg, a third grader at Benjamin Brown Elementary School, organized the event.

Quinn Williams (left) and Nora Rudy (right) stood with other children and their families in Powderhouse Park.

Concord, Lexington:

A small group of Black Lives Matter protesters met at Meriam’s Corner in Concord and walked to the Jacob Whittemore House in Lexington.

Protesters walked from Concord to Lexington.

Manchester-by-the-Sea:

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Westford:

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