BOSTON (CBS) — A determined rally moved through Boston on Saturday, as hundred of people turned out for a march seeking “Justice For Daunte Wright”. The 20-year-old Wright, a black man, was gunned down by police during a traffic stop outside of Minneapolis.
From Nubian Square in Roxbury past the Boston Police headquarters barricaded with metal fences, rally-goers made their voices loud and clear.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 359 New COVID Cases, 6 Additional Deaths
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“It shouldn’t be happening, shouldn’t have another one.”
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“We want to show solidarity with the black and brown community in Boston and in Minnesota,” said one protester.
For Peter Lopez of Revere, resignations and charges aren’t enough.
“It’s a culmination of so many cases like that. But to see someone gunned down because of a supposed accident, it’s horrifying that that is the type of society we’re living in. There’s just so little accountability,” said Lopez.
It was a peaceful march, as rally-goers carried signs and chanted from Roxbury to the Parkman Bandstand in Boston.
It’s a familiar message and route for this group, hoping that a power in numbers will bring about change.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Medical Examiner Rules Mikayla Miller's Death A Suicide
“Shed light on the problems that black and brown people faced in the community,” said Ernst Jean-Jacques. “And see how we come together.”