Protestors Organize In Boston And Worcester


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The nationwide protests calling for justice in the killing of George Floyd will continue throughout next week, including several planned peaceful protests around Massachusetts.

Here are some of the organized protests that will take place this week.

Sunday, May 31st

At 10 a.m., demonstrators gathered in Porter Square in Cambridge to "stand out for social justice." Photos showed dozens of people lining the street with signs, most of them wearing face coverings.

At 11 a.m., protestors met in Salem, Mass. to honor George Floyd's life.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday there are two protests planned; the first is "Clergy United in Prayer, Protest + Justice," a march which will be lead by religious leaders from BPD B-2 Dudley Station 2400 Washington Street in Roxbury to Boston Police Headquarters at 1 Schroeder Plaza. Clergy are asked to wear robes, collars, and red stoles according to their tradition. All people of goodwill are welcome to attend and wear red and black in solidarity. Everyone in attendance is required to wear a mask and is required to practice social distancing while protesting."

The second protest at 3 p.m. is "Justice For George Floyd," a peaceful protest planned at Government Center in Boston. Organizers said "this protest is not meant to be violent, and there is also a possibility police will get involved. Be mindful of this, wear unidentifiable clothing, bring lots of water, and be aware that mace and tear gas may be used."

At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Black lives Matter protest will begin at Nubian Square in Roxbury and march to the State House. Organizers are asking attendees to wear black, and said people can "feel free to show up and participate safely," but asked everyone as much as possible to socially distance and be aware of "personal and collective safety."

Monday, June 1st

At 5 p.m. there is a 30-minute silent vigil planned for Black Lives Matter at the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury. Organizers are asking attendees to "bring signs, wear masks, spread out to socially distance."

At 6 p.m. there will be a "Solidarity Protest for Georg Floyd" in Downtown Worcester, with attendees being asked to wear masks and socially distance. Organizers said "this peaceful act of solidarity is being held under the supervision of Councilman Khrystian King."

Wednesday, June 3rd

A peaceful protest to honor the life of Gorge Floyd is planned for 4:30 p.m. on the Boston Common. Organizers asked everyone attending to "keep this protest healthy by practicing social distancing as much as possible and wearing a facial covering if possible."

Thursday, June 4th

A silent vigil will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Jamaica Plain in support of Black Lives Matter. Attendees will stand in the area of the Monument in Jamaica Plain at the intersection of Centre and South Streets. Organizers "encourage all participants to bring their own signs or to just show up with your bodies. We will have a limited number of extra signs to share. All participants must wear masks and must socially distance at least 6 feet."

Saturday, June 6th

At 12 p.m., protestors will gather outside Worcester City Hall "to unite and join together as a community to stand in solidarity with Minneapolis." Organizers are asking attendees to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.

This list will be updated.

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