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These Pictures Show Just How Large The Protests Against Police Brutality Really Are

Across major cities and small towns, people turned out en masse to demonstrate against the police killing of George Floyd and to call for change in the US.

Posted on June 8, 2020, at 5:12 p.m. ET

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Over the weekend, demonstrators across the United States flooded the streets to raise their voices against anti-Black racism and to call for changes within police departments after days of protests against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. These protests were largely peaceful and came in stark contrast to the scenes of police confrontation and looting that occurred during earlier demonstrations.

These pictures show how thousands of marchers joined together to denounce police brutality and to advocate the message that Black lives matter.

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Demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue during a protest against police brutality and anti-Black racism in Washington, DC, June 6.

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People descend on Seward Park during a demonstration in Chicago, June 6.

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Hundreds of protesters march in Manhattan, June 7.

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Protesters lie down in the street in Clayton, Missouri, June 6.

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Demonstrators gather before a march in Brooklyn, June 6.

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Someone hands out face masks as hundreds of protesters march in downtown Brooklyn, June 5.

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Thousands of demonstrators march across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, June 6.

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Demonstrators stand in the rain during a peaceful protest on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, June 5.

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A protester shouts "Black lives matter" during a rainstorm in front of Lafayette Park next to the White House in Washington, DC, June 5.

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Medical staffers kneel during a vigil in memory of George Floyd on the lawn outside the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, June 5.

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Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, June 6.

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Black Lives Matter protesters march down Main Street in Sanford, Maine, June 6.

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People unite for a peaceful protest in Indianapolis, June 6.

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Protesters congregate at the intersection Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, June 7.

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The Compton Cowboys raise their fists during a peace ride for George Floyd in Compton, California, June 7.

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Protesters sit in the middle of the intersection of 42nd Street near Times Square, June 7.

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Mayumi Rhone leads a dance on the streets of Los Angeles, June 5.

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Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, after Gov. Ralph Northam called for its removal, June 5.

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Thousands of people listen as players from the Denver Broncos speak at a protest in Denver, June 6.

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People attend a rally outside Jackson Square in New Orleans, June 5.

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People raise their fists during a rally in Las Vegas, June 5.

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DaSun Millard stands on a traffic light post at the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington, DC, June 6.

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People gather during a protest in Atlanta, June 6.

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Protesters kneel during a rally in Minneapolis, June 7.

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Protesters take a knee and raise their fists in a moment of silence for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality after marching in Boston, June 7.

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Denver Broncos players join people protesting in Denver, June 6.

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People raise their fists during a rally outside Jackson Square in New Orleans, June 5.



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