Mass. legislators and officials react to Boston protests over death of George Floyd

"It’s important that we separate the march from the incidents that took place after the program ended," Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George said.

Protesters gather outside the Massachusetts State House during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd.
Protesters gather outside the Massachusetts State House during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. –Joseph Prezioso / AFP

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley

“People are gutted. They are exhausted. And they are peacefully protesting and demonstrating, of course, for justice for George Floyd, but (also) on the broader issue of police brutality and really social justice at large,” Pressley said during an interview on WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” Monday. “And I would just like to make this one (point) that community organizers are community builders. They are not destroyers, and it is deeply painful that there are forces at work to infiltrate and undermine the good work, the vigilant work, of people who are committed to peace and justice in earnest, despite how slow coming that has been.”

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty

Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George

Boston District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley

1st Suffolk District state Sen. Nick Collins

2nd Suffolk District state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz

3rd Suffolk District state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz

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