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Numerous peaceful demonstrations to denounce institutional racist violence in the United States

June 6, 2020

Thousands of people have rallied in the capitals of the United States to protest another day of institutional racist violence, despite planning the biggest march in Washington, where the White House has shielded itself to avoid unrest.

“I’m fed up with racism. Very tired,” said one of the participants in the ABC demonstration, Rochelle Grate, who described the protest as “beautiful, peaceful and diverse”. “It’s different. Now people who are not colored clicked and said, ‘Hey, this is real and I’ve been blind so far,'” he added.

More than a week after the protests began, authorities expect Saturday’s march to be the busiest and could have tens of thousands of participants. “We are expecting large-scale demonstrations and hope that the protests will continue to be as peaceful as they have been in recent days,” said Washington Police Chief Peter Newsham on Thursday, who stressed that there have been no arrests during the protests since the protests Tuesday .

Numerous peaceful demonstrations to denounce institutional racist violence in the United StatesNumerous peaceful demonstrations to denounce institutional racist violence in the United States

Last weekend, police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters outside the White House when a few bottles of water and brick were thrown onto the security forces’ barriers. Cars also burned down and windows of office buildings were broken in the blocks next to the White House.