BOSTON (AP) — Volunteers using yellow paint began filling in a Black Lives Matter street mural on Washington Street in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on Sunday, a day after hundreds of people used the Fourth of July holiday to call for justice on behalf of Black victims of police violence.
The group carried signs saying “Say Her Name” and “Defund The Police” as they marched from Roxbury’s Nubian Square to the Boston Common on Saturday. The “Say Her Name March & Rallye” focused on Black women like Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician killed by police in her home in Kentucky. The Black Lives Matter mural was being painted Sunday across a stretch of Washington Street near Nubian Square.
Karlene Griffiths Sekou, a Black Lives Matter Boston organizer, told the demonstrators on Saturday that the lives of those killed by police have dignity and worth and that their lives "were not in vain."