QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dozens of people turned up to Wollaston Bech in Quincy on Saturday afternoon, holding signs with messages in support of law enforcement officers.
While some residents lined the street, others stood on top of the wall between the sidewalk and the beach holding flags and banners that read "Back The Blue" and "Police Lives Matter."
There were also some counter-protestors in amongst the crowd, many of whom were wearing face masks, donning shirts that read "Defund the police," and holding signs that said "No justice no peace."
According to the Patriot Ledger, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch was also in attendance, and took time to address those at the pro-police demonstration.
Saturday's "Defend the police" rally at Wollaston beach was one of several protests planned across Massachusetts this week, in the wake of the in-custody killing of George Floyd.
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