Black Lives Matter rallies rise in the Berkshires

WNYT Staff
Created: June 08, 2020 06:08 AM

GREAT BARRINGTON -- At least 1,000 people packed the town hall lawn in Great Barrington for a Black Lives Matter protest.    

Peaceful demonstrators spilled over onto the sidewalks up and down Main Street.   


Some people got down on one knee in the road in silence, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time a police officer pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck.    

Demonstrators told NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Berkshire Eagle they had never seen so many people at a protest in Berkshire County.

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