Protesters Organize in DC Area for Third Weekend – NBC4 Washington

13June 2020

A third weekend of presentations for racial justice is planned in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13.

Authorities will close streets around the White House and National Mall, they revealed Thursday. Drivers need to anticipate restrictions from 6 a.m. Saturday to midnight Monday.

Extra street closures may be needed. Chauffeurs are asked to prevent the area and look for alternate routes.

Events in memory of George Floyd are happening throughout the D.C. area. In Silver Spring, a group will fulfill Saturday afternoon for a”family friendly #DefundMPD themed pride celebration”with a rally, march, ball and block party. In Arlington, Black Parents of Arlington will hold a vigil Saturday night “to honor those who have passed away at the hands of police.”

Tens of thousands of people took part in demonstrations in D.C. on Saturday, June 6, in the largest occasions yet. The day was”exclusively without violence”and simply one person was apprehended, Chief of Police Peter Newsham said. Demonstrators have marched, chanted and held hand-lettered signs calling for change considering that May 29. Pictures: Thousands of Protesters Gathered for Saturday Demonstrations in DC Source: nbcwashington.com

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