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18 Moving Photos From The 2020 March On Washington That Will Inspire You

Thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the “Get Your Knee Of Our Necks” march on Friday afternoon, the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. Protesters filled the National Mall around the Reflecting Pool, many wearing masks and adhering to social distancing as they listened to speeches from Rev. Al Sharpton, King’s son Martin Luther King III, and others.
The families of Black people who were shot by police, including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake also gave emotional speeches to the crowd, some of whom told BuzzFeed News they have been protesting to protect Black lives throughout the summer.
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Reverend Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network Inc. (NAN), center, arrives to speak during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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People walk on Pennsylvania Avenue during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2020, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.
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Representative Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat from Massachusetts, wears a protective mask that reads "Good Trouble" while standing for a photograph during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2020.
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Demonstrators wearing protective masks listen to speakers during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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12-year-old Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., thrusts her fist as she speaks to the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" Commitment March on Washington 2020 from the spot where her grandfather delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 57 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Demonstrators hold signs and wave flags during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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Participants in the March on Washington conclude their march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial August 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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Yolanda King, left, smiles at her father Martin Luther King III, right, after she spoke during the March on Washington, Aug.28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
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Marchers chant as they gather along Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House in Washington, during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2020.
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A demonstrator dressed in costume wears a protective mask displaying the American flag during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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A protester holds a Black Lives Matter flag as he wades into the waters of the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool as demonstrators gather for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in support of racial justice in Washington, August 28, 2020.
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Demonstrators, one with a shirt showing past civil rights leaders, and another wearing a mask and a headband reading "Black Lives Matter", attend the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March in Washington, Aug. 28, 2020.
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Demonstrators wearing protective masks gather during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020.
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People pose for a photo in the Reflecting Pool in the shadow of the Washington Monument as they attend the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2020.
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Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during the "Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" protest against racism and police brutality, on August 28, 2020, in Washington DC.
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A demonstrator pumps his fist as others gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march in support of racial justice that is expected to gather protestors from all over the country in Washington, August 28, 2020.

1 comment:

  1. This dren makes me sick, I saw the same thing when MLK was in DC. PLUS who paid for all of this and did they clean up after the thing was over????

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