THOUSANDS of protesters gathered on Friday, August 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
The protest was to call for overall criminal justice restructuring and racial equality. It was also honoring the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the same location.
The protest labeled “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” Commitment March on Washington — began with speeches on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which was followed by a coordinated march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park.
George Floyd’s sister, Bridgett Floyd, asked protesters to be his legacy, three months after his death – which set off a wave of demonstrations across the US and the globe.
“My brother cannot be a voice today,” Floyd said.