Hundreds Peacefully Protest On Boston Common

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hundreds of people marched across the Boston Common on Wednesday afternoon, in another demonstration against police brutality following the in-custody killing of George Floyd.

For the fourth day in a row, Massachusetts' protestors donned face masks and held signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe;" a reference to Floyd's last words.

"Massachusetts needs to let America know we do not stand for racism," organizers said in a Facebook post. "We need to show support for our fellow Americans and honor human life. POTUS needs to know that he can't just shoot protests down! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, WE ARE FED UP!"

Hours before the march across the Common began, Gov. Baker urged all protestors to try and "balance" fighting for justice with the fight against COVID-19, by continuing to stay physically distant and wear masks.

Members of the Massachusetts National Guard were also spotted near the State House amid the afternoon demonstration.

The 3:30 p.m. march on Boston Common was one of a string of protests and demonstrations planned this week across the state in response to Floyd's murder by a Minnesota police officer.

While the march was happening, Minnesota's Attorney General announced the three former police officers who were present when Floyd was killed will also be charged in connection with his death.

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