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The Protesters Danced To Go-Go: The Historic Protests In Washington, D.C.

Demonstrators kneel as they protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, across from the White House on June 7.
Demonstrators kneel as they protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, across from the White House on June 7.

Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of the nation’s capital to protest police brutality and racial injustice over the weekend. Saturday’s demonstration was the city’s largest since the 2017 Women’s March.

— Abdallah Fayyad (@abdallah_fayyad) June 6, 2020

And many crowded into the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of the White House. While earlier in the week, law enforcement met demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets and overhead buzzes from helicopters, on Saturday, the two groups “kept their distance,”

President Donald Trump also said the National Guard will begin withdrawing from the city.

How has the energy in the city changed? And what’s ahead for the movement?

 

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