The Sagamore • January 20, 2016 • https://thesagonline.com/17786/news/town-of-brookline-mlk-celebration-keeping-the-promise-congregates-both-supporters-and-protestors/
In the main viewing room of the Coolidge Corner Theater on Jan. 18, a slideshow on the treatment of Black American citizens throughout history filled the screen while jazz music flowed from the speakers. As audience members took their seats, murmurs about a protest outside floated through the air. The protest of boycotters to the celebration was a showing of support for Brookline Police Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, both of whom have recently made allegations of racial discrimination and prejudice within the Brookline Police Department. The audience members were mostly elderly White men and women, and while there were also young children and members of the Brookline Police force in the room, there were very few people of color.