Baker supports public protests over George Floyd’s death

At the end of his daily coronavirus press conference at the State House today, Gov. Baker said he was horrified by the video of George Floyd’s death and shares people’s outrage over it.

“I don’t know how anyone could watch that video and just not be outraged by it,” he said, adding he fully supports public protests to bring Floyd’s killers to justice. “I can’t imagine why people wouldn’t want to get out on the streets and make a point about it.”

Baker pointed to the George L. Hanna awards for bravery given annually to law-enforcement offices in Massachusetts and said the recipients in recent years have been officers who managed to de-escalate situations, not put their knees on somebody’s neck until he’s dead.

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