March For Peace Is Just That – Peaceful

The beautiful day was the perfect setting for a peaceful remembrance and call for justice. The walk began at 4:00 processing along the downtown sidewalks and finished at the RAMS field.

Marchers carrying signs finish the walk up from Linden Street to the RAMS field.

The organizers (seen at the far end of the field below) thanked those who participated.

Marchers assemble in family groupings maintaining social distancing from other groups.

When the organizers called for a moment of silence, the entire group knelt and remained absolutely quiet.

At the end of the moment of silence, the organizers thanked participants again for attending. At that point, according to the plan laid out by the organizers, the groups immediately began heading to their vehicles (it was strange to see so many cars parked at the school buildings.)

Holliston Police officers were present to ensure the safety of all involved. The officers I spoke with were pleased with how the march happened.

Thank you to all who showed support for others, both as peaceful marchers and socially distant participants while demonstrating for social justice.

Chris Cain

8 Comments

  1. Ami M. Morgado on June 3, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    The FB event said this was a Black Lives Matter protest. How do you write an article about a Black Lives Matter protest and not even mention black lives? It just says “March for Peace” and then throws in “social justice” at the end.

  2. Lee DeSorgher on June 4, 2020 at 8:49 am

    That was a very moving protest march and It was all about Black Lives Matter and everyone there knew it – the Milford Daily News gives a better feel for what actually transpired

  3. Anne Marie Dorning on June 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Sigh. Every single sign said Black Lives Matter. The organizers described it as a Black Lives Matter protest. It was a march to raise awareness about the violent death of a black man, George Floyd, by police officers in Minneapolis. It was not about peaceful remembrance (not sure there is anything peaceful about the way he died) and people were protesting the death. You may not agree with what they were marching for but you do need to be accurate in your reporting: who, what, when, where and WHY.

    • Art Winters on June 5, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      Great clarification-thanks!

  4. Lisa Kaplan on June 5, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    As others have said, please don’t white wash the Holliston Black Lives Matter protest march. It was not a peace march. It was a PROTEST to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and the ugliness of police brutality against POC. No kumbaya moment. No peace signs, unicorns or rainbows. It was mostly young people in dark funereal clothing carrying signs trying to encourage people to wake up to how POC are mistreated in this country, and have been for 400+ years.

  5. Bill Hodge on June 6, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    We were out of town and missed this event. We are continuing to hear of more protests regarding Mr. Floyd’s death and are further reminded of past horrifying deaths throughout this Nation and the world!

    This is acquired behavior, for no child is born with these thoughts.

    Many thanks to the organizers, participants & photographer/author of the article! We, collectively, have to accept change and welcome all into the body of society. It’s really not Pollyanna as some may say & won’t happen overnite.

    Let us resolve, please, to mend these ways, both with Black Lives Matter, political discourse and so many other issues. If we can understand, fully the concept of “a rising tide benefit all” – we have to work at it! Don’t expect anything to be handed to us.

    All have been punished, some more than others in the Spirit of Romeo and Juliet.

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