Demonstrators Demand For Accountability, Following Chauvin Trial


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Demonstrators gathered across Boston on Wednesday to demand for more justice, following the verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd by a Minnesota jury on Tuesday afternoon.

Hundreds marched towards the Boston Police Headquarters in the pouring rain, calling for change.

Founder and CEO of Violent in Boston Inc. and organizer of the Roxbury rally Monica Cannon-Grant said, "It is because we were out here, that a verdict happened."

Activist Nino Brown said over 35 million people protested over the last year following the death of George Floyd. And while he believes it is great to have that much support, "it's sad that's what it took to send one police officer to jail."

Also, the group Massachusetts Action Against Police Brutality rallied in front of the State House Wednesday.

The demonstrators stated more work needs to be done, and they will continue to use their voices for change.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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