By Anoushka Dalmia and Caitlin Faulds BU News Service
Hundreds of people gathered in Boston this weekend to protest police brutality and racially-charged violence.
Friday night witnessed a crowd of several hundred marching from Nubian Square to City Hall after a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge any police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor last March. Speakers from Mass Action Against Police Brutality, Party for Socialism and Liberation and Violence in Boston urged people to take action regardless of November’s election results.
“The only people who have the back of Black women are Black women. And today I remind you, Black women are the metric of your liberation,” said 16-year-old Hawa Hamidou Tabayi to an impassioned crowd at Nubian Square.
A few hundred also gathered on Saturday afternoon to call for the reopening of criminal cases involving police-inflicted violence, including the conviction of David Wright. Protesters marched from Ramsay Park in Roxbury to Doherty-Gibson playground in Dorchester. Many people came out from houses and establishments to show support to the marchers.