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A role model for activism

Mel King appeared for an arraignment Thursday at Boston Municipal Court after being arrested during a protest.

Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe

Mel King appeared for an arraignment Thursday at Boston Municipal Court after being arrested during a protest.

After the lackluster mayoral primary, it is thrilling to see onetime Boston mayoral candidate Mel King putting his body on the line for housing as a human right (“Mel King arrested at eviction demonstration,” Metro, Oct. 4).

May the two finalists, Marty Walsh and John Connolly, take note.

The Rev. Dr. Victor

Carpenter

Boston

The writer is former minister at Arlington Street Church.

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