FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High School Drama Company and the Black Students Union are co-organizing a student justice protest on Saturday, June 13, to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The event is also to bring awareness to the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died while a now-fired Minneapolis Police Officer pushed his knee into his neck.
Protest and solidarity events have been happening all over America and Massachusetts since last week, after the death of Floyd in May, while handcuffed and in the custody of Minneapolis police officers.
A white police officer Derek Chauvin pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck, as he cried that he could not breathe. The next day, Chauvin and the three other police officers were fired, after a bystander’s video showed the incident.
The FBI is in charge of the investigating, and arrested Chauvin, a few days after the death. On June 3, it was announced the other three former Minneapolis police officers on the scene when Floyd died were being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the murder case against former police officer Chauvin was upgraded to second degree.
The June 13 event will take place at the Framingham Centre Common off Edgell Road from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The SIM Club and the Tenacity Club at Framingham High are also assisting in the organization of the protest.
All are welcome to attend, but organizers ask that you wear black and a face covering.