Springfield community holds peaceful march and prayer in Court Square

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Another protest in Springfield, this one lead by prayer took place in Springfield Saturday morning.

The peaceful protest and prayer march started in Court Square in the morning with a prayer by the organizer and a speech by City Councilor Adam Gomez.

Neighbor to neighbor, Springfield residents and local leaders attended the rally. Organizers told 22News it only took a few days to put together the protest and march.

“I think it’s really heart breaking that we’re still going through this,” said protest organizer Leann Vera. “I personally have two cousins, Tito and Puffy, who were killed in police brutality when I was a child. But we really want our voices to be heard against the social injustices and the systematic racism that’s happening.”

The protest ended at Springfield police headquarters where attendees sang and prayed for equality.

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