Martin Luther King Day protest unites Boston community groups
By Ling-Mei Wong
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s legendary “I have a dream” speech drew community advocates to the Boston Common on August 28.
The Chinatown Resident Association and the Chinese Progressive Association participated in the protest, holding signs for affordable housing and greater diversity on construction sites.
“Dr. King talked about economic inequalities and the rights of workers,” said Hakim Cunningham, director of organizing for the Boston Workers Alliance. He urged for a higher minimum wage, supporting the fast food workers strike for a $15 per hour wage.
Other groups at the protest included ethnic, labor and LGBT advocates.
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