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Photos: A Look At The Massive D.C. Protests Over Police Brutality

Demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators crisscrossed Washington, D.C., on Saturday, as protests against police brutality in the nation's capital continued into a second straight weekend.

Multiple groups gathered peacefully at several major landmarks, from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol to the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza.

The protests, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police, are the city's biggest yet since a white Minneapolis officer pinned the 46-year-old black man to the ground with his knee until he died.

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Left photo: Sky Vang of Washington, D.C., marked her birthday Saturday. "I gotta celebrate my birthday this way because I may not get another," she said. Right photo: Davian Rasberry, left, Joy Davis, middle, Deshawn Raspberry, right, were passing out supplies and water to demonstrators.
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Left photo: Sky Vang of Washington, D.C., marked her birthday Saturday. "I gotta celebrate my birthday this way because I may not get another," she said. Right photo: Davian Rasberry, left, Joy Davis, middle, Deshawn Raspberry, right, were passing out supplies and water to demonstrators.

Protesters wrote messages of hope and anger on the new Black Lives Matter Plaza in response to the death of George Floyd and against police brutality in Washington, D.C.
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Protesters wrote messages of hope and anger on the new Black Lives Matter Plaza in response to the death of George Floyd and against police brutality in Washington, D.C.

Protester Devonne Perkins, 30, demonstrates against the death of George Floyd and police brutality in Washington, D.C.
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Protester Devonne Perkins, 30, demonstrates against the death of George Floyd and police brutality in Washington, D.C.

Thousands of protesters demonstrate on the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza.
/ Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR
Thousands of protesters demonstrate on the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza.

A gathering of peaceful protesters marches down Pennsylvania Avenue.
/ Tyrone Turner/WAMU
A gathering of peaceful protesters marches down Pennsylvania Avenue.

People passing by Black Lives Matter signs posted outside the historic Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant.
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People passing by Black Lives Matter signs posted outside the historic Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant.

Thousands of people took to the streets in a march to Capitol Hill following a protest at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
/ Eman Mohammed for NPR
Thousands of people took to the streets in a march to Capitol Hill following a protest at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
/ Eman Mohammed for NPR
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial.