BOSTON — Several main roads in Boston were blocked off and the Storrow Drive ramps were closed late Sunday night as more than 100 protestors marched through the city into Boston Common.
Those demonstrating told Boston 25 they are demanding justice for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old young black man shot and killed in Minnesota by a white police officer who said she mistook her handgun for her taser.
Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but police say they went to arrest him after learning he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.
The deadly shooting has renewed calls to quote “Abolish the police.”
The protest that started in Cambridge Sunday night, and was now moving through Boston around 10 p.m., is one of many demonstrations that have been taking place every day over the last week in cities across the country.
“We are making our voices heard about the injustices that happen in this country, most recently with Daunte Wright,” said protestor Kobe Mukes. “With police brutality and the broken system, the broken criminal justice system... The broken police system.... The reform that needs to be made. The reimaging of the police system that needs to happen, because it consistently continues to affect people of color. Specifically black people, disproportionately.”
Sunday night’s protest followed a similar march here in the city of Boston last night to demand justice for Daunte Wright.
State Police and Boston Police described both demonstrations as peaceful, with no issues to report as of 10 p.m. Sunday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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