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Photos: On Juneteenth In Mass., Celebration And Reflection Amid Push For Racial Justice

Juneteenth events took place across Massachusetts on Friday. The holiday came as the state and the nation reckon with police violence against Black people and wider calls for change at all levels of government. Below, we've collected images from some of those events — in Boston and beyond. You can also read our full coverage.

A stylized American Black Lives Matter flag flies during a Juneteenth rally in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
A stylized American Black Lives Matter flag flies during a Juneteenth rally in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Rally participants chant with event organizer Brock Satter at the Funk The Police rally at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rally participants chant with event organizer Brock Satter at the Funk The Police rally at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The colors of the Pan-African flag, symbolizing the blood, the people and the land, fly at the Juneteenth gathering in Brockton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The colors of the Pan-African flag, symbolizing the blood, the people and the land, fly at the Juneteenth gathering in Brockton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
People participate in a Juneteenth rally at Town Field in Dorchester. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
People participate in a Juneteenth rally at Town Field in Dorchester. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
A young boy wearing a Juneteeth shirt applauds with the rest of the crowd during the "Funk the Police" rally at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A young boy wearing a Juneteeth shirt applauds with the rest of the crowd during the "Funk the Police" rally at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rally participants applaud after a speech during the Funk The Police raly at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rally participants applaud after a speech during the Funk The Police raly at Ronan Park in Dorchester. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man raises his fist during a Juneteenth "Funk the Police" musical rally and protest against police brutality at Ronan Park in Boston. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images)
A man raises his fist during a Juneteenth "Funk the Police" musical rally and protest against police brutality at Ronan Park in Boston. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images)
During the hot day, families attending the rally kept cool in the spray pad at Ronan Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
During the hot day, families attending the rally kept cool in the spray pad at Ronan Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Juneteenth gathering at Brockton City Hall stands to sing the Black National Anthem. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Juneteenth gathering at Brockton City Hall stands to sing the Black National Anthem. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Coordinators Amy Washington-Winston and Jacqueline Jones lead an affirmation at the Juneteenth gathering at Brockton City Hall. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Coordinators Amy Washington-Winston and Jacqueline Jones lead an affirmation at the Juneteenth gathering at Brockton City Hall. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Darren Wells speaks from his float during a Juneteenth celebration at Town Field in Dorchester. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Darren Wells speaks from his float during a Juneteenth celebration at Town Field in Dorchester. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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