Racial Justice

14 photos from Boston’s rally on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

Mass Action Against Police Brutality organized a rally and march in Franklin Park.

People listen to a speaker at a racial injustice rally on the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Franklin Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died after former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A year later, demonstrators around the country took to the streets to mark the one year anniversary of Floyd’s murder.

In Boston, Mass Action Against Police Brutality organized a rally and march in Franklin Park. Here are photos and social media posts from the event.

Tears pooled in Hope Coleman’s eyes after she spoke about her son, Terrence Coleman, who was shot and killed by police in 2016. Demonstrators gathered in Franklin Park one year after the death of George Floyd as they continue to demand justice and call for police reform nationwide. The event was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
People listened to speakers during a racial justice rally on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Franklin Park in Boston. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
Demonstrators held signs in Franklin Park during the rally. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
People listened to a speaker during the racial injustice rally at Franklin Park. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
Jack Curtis of Arlington held a Black Lives Matter flag at Franklin Park. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
People listened to a speaker during the rally. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
Bertha Frazier hugs Hope Coleman after Coleman spoke about her son, Terrence Coleman, who was shot and killed by police in 2016. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
The Franklin Park event was organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Brock Satter, an organizer with Mass Action Against Police Brutality, held a sign demanding justice for Terrence Coleman. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Bertha Frazier, left, stood with Hope Coleman, center, and Carla Sheffield. Both Coleman and Frazier lost their sons, who died at the hands of police. Burrell Ramsey-White was killed in 2012 and Terrence Coleman who was shot and killed by police in 2016. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
A Black Lives Matter sign was held during the rally. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
People held signs and listened to speakers. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer – (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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