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 participated in a protest on August 28 at the Boston Common. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 波士頓華埠居民會參加8月28日的遊行。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The Chinatown Resident Association participated in a protest on August 28 at the Boston Common. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Chinatown Resident Association and the Chinese Progressive Association participated in the protest, holding signs for affordable housing and greater diversity on construction sites.

The Chinese Progressive Association participated in a protest on August 28 at the Boston Common. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 華人前進會參加8月28日的遊行。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The Chinese Progressive Association participated in a protest on August 28 at the Boston Common. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

“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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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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