In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington was the largest major civil rights demonstration in United States history. And right now, images from all over the country are evoking the memory of that historic event.
For the second week in a row, people have been gathering in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in protest of George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer. The incident occurred on May 25 in Minneapolis, but since then, demonstrations have spread around the US and then around the world, from Germany to Australia.
Although the protests have been steady and strong for nearly two weeks, they haven’t lost steam. In fact, they’ve grown in numbers and intensity. Cities like Los Angeles and Philadelphia saw large crowds of protesters this weekend, hoping to raise awareness of racial inequality in the US, and calling for law enforcement reform or defunding.
These stirring pictures and videos show how the movement has spread both nationally and internationally, and continues to attract protesters in record numbers.
San Francisco, California
Los Angeles, California