Activists calling for economic and racial justice on MLK day


BOSTON >> Activists marching in Boston on Martin Luther King Jr. day are calling for economic and racial justice.

The Monday afternoon event is focused on seeking prosecution of police officers that commit violence, a higher minimum wage for workers, a rejection of Islamophobia and an end to "institutional racism."

The march starts at 1 p.m. at Joe Moakley Park in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. It will head to Grove Hall, making stops along the way.

Among the organizing groups are Mass Action Against Police Brutality and the Fight for $15 Massachusetts campaign.

Darius Cephas, an organizer with the campaign that's seeking a higher minimum wage, says the fight for economic and racial justice continues as the country commemorates the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader.


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