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Photos: Boston-area protests call for justice for George Floyd, other Black Americans killed

Demonstrations were held in Woburn, Newton, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and Milton.

Artist Adriana Casas held her drawing of George Floyd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain. Hosted by Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter, the monthly event solely consisted of a "silent standout" in support for racial justice and human rights. This months vigil was the first since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Artist Adriana Casas held her drawing of George Floyd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain. Hosted by Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter, the monthly event solely consisted of a "silent standout" in support for racial justice and human rights. This months vigil was the first since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Protesters laid down with hands behind their back on Washington Street in front of the Jamaica Plain Boston Police station.
Protesters laid down with hands behind their back on Washington Street in front of the Jamaica Plain Boston Police station.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Maalana Hislop joined the crowd during a vigil in the Jamaica Plain.
Maalana Hislop joined the crowd during a vigil in the Jamaica Plain.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
 A Silent Vigil for Black Lives was held Thursday evening at the Adams Park perimeter in Roslindale Square. Frantzia Carasco and Steve Kellerman, both from Roslindale, talked as they shared a bench together.
A Silent Vigil for Black Lives was held Thursday evening at the Adams Park perimeter in Roslindale Square. Frantzia Carasco and Steve Kellerman, both from Roslindale, talked as they shared a bench together. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
The crowd of protesters headed eastbound on Washington Street in Newton.
The crowd of protesters headed eastbound on Washington Street in Newton. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
 Leandrea Brantle from Roslindale held a sign, worried about her son, Marcus, age 24.
Leandrea Brantle from Roslindale held a sign, worried about her son, Marcus, age 24. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
A Silent Vigil for Black Lives was held Thursday evening at the Adams Park perimeter in Roslindale Square.
A Silent Vigil for Black Lives was held Thursday evening at the Adams Park perimeter in Roslindale Square. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Doctor Alaina Geary, a surgery resident at Boston Medical Center, joined the crowd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain.
Doctor Alaina Geary, a surgery resident at Boston Medical Center, joined the crowd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
 Ife Franklin sang for the crowd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain.
Ife Franklin sang for the crowd during a vigil in Jamaica Plain. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Traffic whizzed by a group of young protesters standing in front of the police headquarters in Newton.
Traffic whizzed by a group of young protesters standing in front of the police headquarters in Newton. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Isaac Onyango, 3 from Mattapan sat on the shoulder of his dad, Aaron during the vigil in Roslindale.
Isaac Onyango, 3 from Mattapan sat on the shoulder of his dad, Aaron during the vigil in Roslindale. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
 A few young protesters ran into the middle of the intersection in Newton and knelt down and were soon joined by many others. Eventually the police had to turn cars in traffic around.
A few young protesters ran into the middle of the intersection in Newton and knelt down and were soon joined by many others. Eventually the police had to turn cars in traffic around. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Brooklyn Manna lead a march during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to honor the life of George Floyd in Woburn.
Brooklyn Manna lead a march during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to honor the life of George Floyd in Woburn. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protestors raised their fists during an 8 minute 46 second moment of silence to remember Black lives lost to police violence during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to honor the life of George Floyd in Woburn.
Protestors raised their fists during an 8 minute 46 second moment of silence to remember Black lives lost to police violence during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to honor the life of George Floyd in Woburn. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Protestors marched during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Woburn.
Protestors marched during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Woburn. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Brooklyn Manna raised her fist during an 8 minute 46 second moment of silence.
Brooklyn Manna raised her fist during an 8 minute 46 second moment of silence.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Valentina Manna, 8, was comforted by her sister, Ty, 16, after she took the microphone to speak to a crowd gathered in Woburn. She told the crowd, "I don't care what color my sisters' skin is because I love them."
Valentina Manna, 8, was comforted by her sister, Ty, 16, after she took the microphone to speak to a crowd gathered in Woburn. She told the crowd, "I don't care what color my sisters' skin is because I love them." Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff