Thousands of protesters took to Washington, DC, for the city’s largest demonstration yet over George Floyd’s death
Washingtonians fanned out across the nation’s capital to protest on Saturday, marching pas the Capitol down to the Lincoln Memorial and gathering around the White House as police blocked most of the major roads leading downtown.
Demonstrations have broken out in dozens of cities across the country after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in late May. Protesters also mourned Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency room technician who was shot and killed in March by Louisville police.
As hundreds of marchers streamed down DC’s wide avenues in 90-degree heat, volunteers handed out water bottles, snacks, and masks. Dozens of protesters stood on the steps of a Senate office building named for the Georgia segregationist Richard Russell, holding signs aloft that declared that “Black Lives Matter” and demanding justice — now.
Sharon Goolsby, her daughter Shala Goolsby, and Shala’s teenage daughter Laila stood on the steps of the Russell Senate Office Building, representing three generations of their family whose history or protest stretched back to the Civil Rights Era.
“I protested in the ’60s when I was ten,” said Sharon Goolsby, who wanted her granddaughter, Laila, to have the same experience. “Social justice is in our blood.”
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[Source: Business Insider]