Justice for Tyre Nichols. Jail Those Killer Cops!
Tonight I attended a vigil for Tyre Nichols who was murdered by five Memphis, Tennessee police officers. The vigil was organized by City of Boston mayor Michelle Wu in response to video footage of the brutal murder being released. The vigil was held at the recently unveiled "Embrace" sculpture on Boston Common honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & his wife Coretta Scott King.
"When horrific acts by those who are sworn to protect and serve anywhere take place," Boston mayor Michelle Wu said. "They undermine the trust in those who are sworn to protect and serve everywhere." Speaking to the crowd, Ms. Wu said that the city, and Boston Police stand for the rights of Bostonians to be safe in the city. “To all of our communities, but especially to the black and brown men of Boston: You deserve to feel and to be safe, in your cars and in your homes, in our streets, in our stores, the places where you work and live and celebrate,” she said. “Please know that we see you and we love you, and Boston will not rest until we live up to that promise.”
After the vigil ended, I headed over to Park St at the corner of Tremont St. on Boston Common for a "Justice for Tyre Nichols" protest and march organized by the Boston Party for Social Liberation, which also included calls for justice for Sayed Faisal, a college student who was recently murdered by Cambridge, Massachusetts police. After the speakers finished, the crowd took to the streets and marched around the common and back.
These are my photographs of the two events tonight.
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