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Mass. Political Leaders Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Boston06:31
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr addresses a crowd with a bull horn in Roxbury on April 22, 1965. (AP)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr addresses a crowd with a bull horn in Roxbury on April 22, 1965. (AP)
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People across the country and the world marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. This included here in Massachusetts, where leaders gathered in the morning to remember the iconic words of the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago this April.

And as a backdrop for this national day of remembrance is the turmoil sparked at the last week by President Trump's reported comments at a meeting with lawmakers discussing immigration reform.

"He certainly doesn't speak for me and he doesn't speak for Boston and he doesn't speak for the majority of Americans," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. "I think it's a very sad statement that this guy, every time he opens his mouth, there's no surprise. And then he comes back with you know, he's the person that's the least racist — that's absurd!"

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Yasmin Amer, WBUR Reporter and Producer for Morning Edition. She tweets @yasminamer.

This segment aired on January 15, 2018.

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