The Story Behind Those Pinecones

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Thanks to the sleuths at Universal Hub, here's the origin of a "Resist" poster found this week on a pier of the soon-to-be-demolished Casey Overpass.

The pinecone is a symbol of Resist X Reason. We haven't spoken to the folks at Resist X Reason, but from their Instagram account, it seems Jamaica Plain resident Ivan Richiez is one of the people behind it. The South Street man has been a prominent advocate against "stop and frisk" policing, among other issues.

Here's a video Richiez did with the ACLU about his experience being stopped again and again by police in his own community: