Several hundred, mostly masked, protesters gathered in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon to protest George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, then marched to Nubian Square to continue the protest.
Greg Cook reports protesters called for the arrests of the three officers who stood by as Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin killed Floyd by keeping his knee on Floyd's neck even as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Protesters marched down Harrison Avenue, stopping to protest outside the D-4 police station on Harrison Avenue, where they chanted "I can't breathe!" Most then continued marching towards Nubian Square. A few stayed behind, several were arrested and police fired pepper spray.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that about 100 people gathered for a standout in Dorchester's Peabody Square yesterday to protest the killing.
Separately, Mayor Walsh announced that he, Police Commissioner William Gross and local clergy will hold a prayer vigil tomorrow "in response to the acts of violence and racism experienced throughout the United States." It starts at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, will be livestreamed on boston.gov.