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Thousands demand justice in Washington in a massive march against racism and police brutality

August 28, 2020

Thousands of people gathered next to the Lincoln Memorial in the National Mall in Washington, the US capital, this Friday to protest against racism and police brutality, and to demand justice.

The labor and freedom demonstration, held on the 57th anniversary of March 1963, in which Martin Luther King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, will include the intervention of relatives of African American citizens who have been shot or killed by police officers .

The organization of the event decided to call it the “Engagement March: Take Your Knee Off Your Neck” to commemorate the case of George Floyd, who died of suffocation after a police officer put a knee on his neck during an arrest .

Thousands demand justice in Washington in a massive march against racism and police brutalityThousands demand justice in Washington in a massive march against racism and police brutality

The march follows several days of riots in the state of Wisconsin after Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by a police officer in broad daylight while attempting to broker a fight between the two women.

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