ACTIVISM

Hundreds of protesters turned out at Boston City Hall Plaza Monday to rally against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The protest was timed to coincide with the appearance of Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican, in Boston Monday. He spoke at a Forbes event outside City Hall.

Flake voted last week in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but also requested a brief FBI inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against the court nominee.

Yale University law students staged a sit-in at the school Monday, and also sent a delegation to Washington D.C. They were calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale undergrad and law school alumnus. 

Dozens of people surrounded a pop-up runway on Boston City Hall Plaza Monday to watch a back-to-school fashion show — of sorts.

Rather than sporting the newest jeans and graphic tees, the student models wore Kevlar helmets, caution tape belts and bulletproof vests.

“This young man here has a helmet [and] a bullhorn in case he just has to warn somebody there is a shooting here at the school,” announced James Hills, an activist and emcee of the event.

One of the models was 17-year-old Kiara DeJesus from Lawrence.

Students rally against gun violence near Smith and Wesson in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 14, 2018.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

A four-day march against gun violence is taking place this week from Worcester to Springfield, Massachusetts, ending Sunday at the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.

A constitutional convention debates the so-called "millionaire's tax" on May 18, 2016.
Shira Schoenberg / The Republican

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds the fate of a roughly $2 billion tax proposal to fund transportation and education. 

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