Blue Hills Parkway in Milton was the scene of an amazing turnout of people who care about the issue of racism. Sidewalks on both sides of the street from Mattapan Square to Canton Avenue were filled with people who were socially distancing as they stood up against bigotry and violence. The median strip of the parkway was also filled. It appeared there were between 3000 and 4000 men, women and children taking part in this local vigil that began at 6 p.m. June 4 and ended 30 minutes later. At one point, most of the participants knelt on one knee for almost 9 minutes in silence as a tribute to George Floyd who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

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