A “Black Lives Matter” and “Resist” mural is seen painted along the Farmington River Trail Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Burlington. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant

“On a warm Friday afternoon, revolution came to a small town in Connecticut.

Its people, generally quiet and apolitical, took to the streets with messages drawn on cardboard and poster paper. While their faces were obscured by masks, it was unmistakable that people of all races and from all places made up the congregation. Their signs bore witness to this historic moment: “I Can’t Breathe,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Today Would Have Been Breonna Taylor’s Birthday.” One older man proudly held a hastily drawn placard: “Republicans for Black Lives Matter.” ” — Hartford Courant

Read the whole story in The Courant: Fresh Talk: Small towns have big opportunities to offer more affordable housing — Hartford Courant