Several thousand people came to Franklin Park this evening to remember George Floyd and other black victims of police violence, in a vigil sponsored by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston.
Unlike Sunday night on the Common, people dispersed, on the whole, peacefully. A few bottles were lobbed at cruisers at Jewish War Veterans Drive in the park and on the Arborway, but people mostly walked away pecefully, if boisterously. One group headed towards Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street in Roxbury, where WCVB captured a dramatic scene:
Another group headed towards Forest Hills, for an impromptu Black Lives Matter rally outside the T station.
Another group headed north, into the Back Bay and towards the Common.
The T shut Park Street station.
Violence did occur tonight, but to our south, in Brockton: