BOSTON (CBS) — A bike ride in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement took place Saturday morning in Boston. Riders gathered in Franklin Park to put the spotlight on police brutality.
The event was called the “Ride for Black Lives.” Riders said they hope to set an example for young people moving forward.READ MORE: 800 Nurses At Saint Vincent Hospital In Worcester Go On Strike
“When it comes to police brutality, when it comes to violence in general — for the youth, it’s important that they know that their lives do matter,” one rider said. “They don’t have to continue in the same cycle of violence.”READ MORE: Harry And Meghan Detail Royal Struggles, From Discussions Of Baby's Skin Tone To Suicidal Thoughts
The event also helped raise money for organizations that are fighting for change, like Mass Action Against Police Brutality.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments