Supporting Equality for All Americans

Five BHS graduates returned to Bedford on Tuesday evening to speak out for equity and justice

 

Breaking their social distance for a moment, in the interest of a better photograph

Five Bedford High School graduates in their early 20s were well-received Tuesday evening as they stood at the side of The Great Road with placards in support of equality for all Americans.

“We’ve gotten many more positive honks than people who’ve turned their heads,” said one, a former METCO student who wanted to be unidentified, but who noted that she has as much “family” in Bedford as she does in Boston.

Another of the women has lived in Bedford for 10 years and believes that the town is an appropriate place to get her message across. Her sign, “Get Neo-Nazis out of Bedford,” referenced the swastikas recently discovered scrawled on buildings in town. “It’s all the same thing, oppression of minorities,” she said.

One of the young people, all socially distant and wearing masks, held a sign proclaiming PRIVILEGE is when YOU think something is not a PROBLEM because it’s not a problem to you PERSONALLY! #BLACKOUT  #RESIST  #BLM

Practicing community policing, alongside The Great Road on Tuesday evening

 

One car that didn’t pass by was a police cruiser, which pulled over alongside the group. Any collective intake of breath wasn’t warranted when Officer Tim Pike, a high school classmate and friend, opened the passenger window. He stepped out to pose for a photo with them.

 


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