… And Justice For All

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Protesters Marching Towards the Capitol (Photo Credit: Robin Smith)

Thousands March in “Justice for All” Protests

The streets of downtown D.C. were filled with signs saying “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace” as a crowd of over 10,000 protestors marched towards the capitol building chanting “black lives matter, all lives matter.” These marches were a part of the “Justice for All” protest.

 

The “Justice for All” protest, organized by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, marched in protest of the tactics of racial profiling and police brutality. The protest also served to make a statement to congress that the public wants a systematic change to the way these issues are dealt with.

 

The event started Saturday morning at Freedom plaza. Protesters marched to the Capitol Building where speeches were held in the afternoon. Speakers included Texas Congressman Al Green, Rev. Al Sharpton, Marc Morial, Leighton Watson, as well as Eric Gardner’s wife and daughter.

 

“There are those who question why we are here.” spoke Congressman Green. “We are here because we refuse to accept injustice.”


Protests were also carried out in New York City throughout Saturday.

 

Listen to the speeches here

 

Audio Recorded by Robin Smith