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Tens of Thousands March on Washington

Tens of Thousands of people gathered this Friday (August 28), lining the pool at the Lincoln Memorial to call for changes to the criminal justice system and to demand racial equality while honoring the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream”, which was addressed from the same location in 1963.


“There are two systems of justice in the United States, there is a white system and there is a Black system. The black system ain’t doing so well” said Jacob Blake Senior, the father of Jacob Blake, the Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 


“There are two systems of justice in the United States, there is a white system and there is a Black system. The black system ain’t doing so well” said Jacob Blake Senior, the father of Jacob Blake, the Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 


“Enough is enough” the Rev Al Sharpton bellowed into the microphone. “We will vote for a nation that will stop the George Floyds, that will stop the Breonna Taylors.” The National Action Network and other organizers said they wanted to highlight the civil rights issues of today, bring well-known speakers and families of victims of police brutality to address the crowd while also setting strict safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Video by Oliya Scootercaster and NewYorkCityPeople (FNTV freedomnews.tv)

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