Mayor Walsh told people heading to Nubian Square for a planned Breonna Taylor protest at 6 p.m. that they best way to protest is peacefully.
"I'm asking you to respect each other, I'm asking you to keep it safe, I'm asking you to keep it peaceful," he said at a City Hall press conference.
Walsh said that protests in recent months have shown that Bostonians can achieve progress against systemic racism when they're peaceful and asked people attending the protest tonight to remember that their younger brothers and sisters will be watching what they do.
Still, Walsh noted that Gov. Baker has activated 1,000 members of the National Guard to be on the ready should cities and towns request them. "They'll be around," he said when asked if he would be calling any in. "I'm hoping we won't need them," he said.