Thursday, June 4, 2020

In the News: "What have Massachusetts leaders said since George Floyd’s death and the protests started in response? A recap"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
For days, people across the nation have been taking to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police and the larger pattern of unarmed black men being killed by law enforcement officers. Here’s how Massachusetts’ elected officials have used their voices on Twitter.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Republican:

On Monday, June 1, he tweeted: “The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police was a horrible tragedy - one of countless tragedies to befall people of color across the United States. The vast majority of protesters today did so peacefully, toward a common goal of promoting justice and equality. I am deeply thankful for their voices and their positive, forceful message. I also want to express my gratitude to all the police officers and other first responders working to protect the people of Boston from the individuals whose violent actions, looting and property destruction was criminal and cowardly - and distracted from the powerful statement made today by thousands of Massachusetts residents.

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