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The White House, D.C. on May 30

U.S. Park police stand in a line wearing riot gear blocking the White House.

A protester climbs to the top of a traffic light in front of the White House on May 30, days after George Floyd was killed. The atmosphere was tense as protesters confronted a line of police in riot gear, who threw tear gas and fired rubber bullets at the crowd later that evening.

MPD officers hold the line in front of the White House.

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Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. on Aug. 15

Protesters raised their middle fingers to officers at the Washington Metropolitan Third District Police Department. Demonstrators organized by Theythem Collective marched from Dupont Circle through Adams Morgan as part of weekly protests in support of Black Lives Matter.

Protesters watch from afar as other demonstrators chant in front of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Protestors with the organization They/Them Collective walk through Adams Morgan.

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Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C. on August 22

Demonstrators organized by DC Protests march through Foggy Bottom on Aug. 22 as part of weekly Saturday protests in support of racial justice.

Police officers trail protesters as they march down 23rd Street toward the Lincoln Memorial.

Demonstrators march through Foggy Bottom on Aug. 22 as part of weekly Saturday protests demanding racial justice.

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Houston, Texas on June 9

Protesters raised their arms following chants of, “No justice, no peace.”

Protesters stand in front the medical center listening to speakers.

On June 9, more than 1,000 students, scientists and health care professionals attended a protest dubbed “White Coats for Black Lives” starting at the John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons to highlight discrepancies in treatment for Black patients.

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San Antonio, Texas on May 30

Demonstrators gather to protest at the San Antonio Police Department headquarters.

Seen from above, protesters march through downtown San Antonio, Texas carrying signs demanding justice for George Floyd.

On May 30, hundreds of protesters marched from Travis Park in downtown San Antonio to the police department headquarters to denounce police brutality following Floyd’s death.

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Tampa, Florida on Aug. 17

A group of protesters march from Tampa City Hall to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Before marching, the attendees wrote letters to their elected officials calling for police reform.

Protesters with Tampa People’s Protest stand in a line at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, a park in the middle of downtown Tampa, Florida.

A protester holds a sign reading “housing is a human right – defund the [Tampa Police Department] now” while facing a busy intersection in downtown Tampa, Florida at a Tampa People’s Protest on Aug. 17.

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New York City on June 2

People hold a sign reading “Black Lives Matter” as a crowd of hundreds of protestors passes by below them.

Protesters walk in downtown New York City holding up signs in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thousands of protestors fill the streets of New York City, stretching more than a mile.

New York City on June 5

A protester holds up a sign reading, “She would’ve been 27 say her name!! Breonna Taylor.” A birthday balloon is tied to the sign to recognize the birthday of Taylor, who was killed by police responding to a no-knock warrant in March.

A physician holds up a sign that states “stop killing my patients” during a protest at Union Square in New York City on June 5. The “White Coats for Black Lives” protest was held for health care workers from New York City to demonstrate their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aledo, Texas on June 21

Protesters march down the road holding up signs related to BLM.

Protesters march down the road carrying signs in support of Black Lives Matter.

A group of protesters pass by the Faith Presbyterian Church on June 21 in Aledo, Texas. Following the march, they held a moment of silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time Floyd was pinned down at his neck by a police officer.

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Denver, Colorado on May 30

Graffiti is seen plastered over the Pioneer Monument Fountain in Denver, Colorado.

A crowd walks by the Colorado State Capitol during a Black Lives Matter protest at the beginning of the summer.

A protester holds a sign reading “I can’t breathe” at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Washington Street in Denver, Colorado where traffic is stopped by crowds marching on May 30 to protest the police killing of Floyd.

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Medford, Massachusetts on Sept. 1

Cathy Johnson of Massachusetts protests in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Medford, Massachusetts, holding a sign reading “stop killing Black people – Black lives matter.”

Protesters hold signs outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church as part of weekly protests against police brutality. Demonstrators began holding signs outside of the church immediately after Floyd’s death and have continued to protest every Tuesday since.

A protester faces a busy street in Medford, Massachusetts, holding a sign reading “respect Black lives.”

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Hackensack, New Jersey

A person holds a sign reading “Say Their Names” at a protest walking through downtown Hackensack, New Jersey.

A protest organizer with a Hackensack-based group, Citizens for Peace, Equality and Justice, leads a speech.

A crowd of hundreds walks in downtown Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Wilmington, Delaware

Protesters met up in a parking lot outside of Chase Center in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

A group of protesters march in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The small group organized together on social media.

A group of more than 10 people marched in the street with police following closely. The police presence outnumbered the number of people protesting.

Black Lives Matter rallies documented across the United States

Sophie Moten | Staff Photographer

Hatchet photographers documented Black Lives Matter rallies from May to August across the nation.

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.

Ilena Peng | Contributing Web Developer

Source: Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED);

Locations demarcate where protest photos were taken.

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 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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