Thousands March In D.C., NYC, Other Cities To Protest Police Shootings


Thousands marched in Washington, D.C., and several other cities Saturday to protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men, the Wall Street Journal reports. Chanting, “Hands up, don't shoot,” “No justice, no peace,” and “I can't breathe,” the Washington protesters marched toward the Capitol, where families of recent victims and Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the march's organizers, addressed the crowd. Speakers praised the protesters' peacefulness and said they were encouraged to see a variety of ethnicities.

At a demonstration called the “Millions March NYC,” protesters went around police barricades Saturday night and swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge, marching east from Manhattan to Brooklyn after an afternoon demonstration drew thousands. The march stretched about 2 miles through Manhattan. Police said the protest drew a crowd of 25,000 to 30,000. Protesters also turned out for in San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, San Antonio and other cities.

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