Fourth Weekend Of Protests Planned In Boston


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — This Father's Day, hundreds of people across Massachusetts are expected to take part in a fourth weekend of demonstrations calling for police reform and racial equality.

Crowds began taking to the streets nationwide nearly a month ago, in response to the in-custody killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Many organizers of the protests planned over the coming days in Boston are urging participants to remain peaceful, wear face coverings, and stay socially distant from others.

On Saturday, protestors are expected to demonstrate at several locations, including at 1 p.m. on Pleasant Street in Methuen, at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Market and Union Streets in Rockland, and at 3 p.m. at Playstead Field in Boston.

There will also be protests on Saturday at 4 p.m. from Cambridge Common to Kendall Square,. There will be two demonstrations at 5 p.m; one at Kingston Town Hall, and another at Cypress Field outside Brookline High School.

On Sunday, organizers are holding a rally at Franklin Park in Boston at 4 p.m.

On Monday, June 22nd, demonstrators plan to gather at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury at 2 p.m. to honor the life of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed by police in Atlanta last week.

There will also be a "Vigil for Black Lives" on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury.

There are at least two demonstrations expected on Wednesday, including on the Boston Common at 3 p.m., and at Brookside Community Health Center in Boston at 4 p.m.

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