Hundreds of people turned out Sunday evening in Boston, Massachusetts for a Black Lives Matter march.
The march started at Dudley Station and went to Downtown Crossing. From protesters to police, people came together to search for peace.
“I attended today's event for my brothers,” said Zenobia Curtis, from Ohio. “They're black males. And they experienced police brutality before. One of my brothers got beaten up by a police officer and his eye got shattered when I was in high school so that's had a huge impact on me since then up until now.”
“I'm a teacher and it's important for me to not only talk about how to build a better world for my students but be involved and build that better world,” said Deejay Robinson, of Boston. “So I'm here to stand for myself as a black man for my students who may be too young to be an example so they continue to work for a better America.”
The march comes after a violent week which saw two black men killed by police and 5 police officers killed by a lone sniper.
“To me it's been very painful to not only hear about the deaths of black lives at the hands of police but also to hear about the negative reactions and the deaths in turn towards police officers,” said Khalila Jones, of Boston.
Police officers were patrolled the march and controlled traffic to make sure protesters were safe said since Thursday night’s shootings in Dallas they have been touched by local support.
“We have people stopping us and it's great to see that and we just want to come together here,” said Boston Police Superintendent Bernard O'Rourke. “There are some tragic things that have happened but we just need to move forward and stay positive.”