After the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer three months ago – and acts of police violence ensued – protests have erupted across America in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Demonstrators brought attention to the several Black lives lost to police brutality, demanded budget reforms in police departments and highlighted other inequalities in areas, like the health care system and education. The rallies culminated in a March on Washington late last month, where thousands of people flocked to the National Mall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the protests have continued into the past couple of weeks.
Hatchet photographers documented several of these marches and rallies in varying parts of the country from May until August. Click on the interactive map below to get a glimpse of what some rallies looked like in places ranging from New York City to D.C.
Editor’s note: If you’re a student journalist at GW who photographed a BLM protest, send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in this project.
The Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S.
Click the images to view photos from each protest.
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