Thousands support “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” protest

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.

Planning for this event began in June shortly after the funeral of George Floyd. Organisers wanted to highlight the civil rights issues of today and bring well-known speakers to address and inspire the crowd.

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.

We have to be that voice, we have to be that change.

As the Rev. Al Sharpton took the podium, the area became crowded with protesters who held up their phones to record his speech.

Martin Luther King III followed his daughter by saying that while this march marks the anniversary of his father’s famous American Dream, “We must never forget the American nightmare.” 
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    • sean

      29 August 2020 • 12:00

      This has nothing to do with rascism and is nothing short of a covert communist revolution. Anyone with any brains can see it.
      Funded by the usual suspects!!! Soros and co..

    • H.Bradfield

      30 August 2020 • 11:03

      If this rabble would stop to think for a moment and consider what exactly is the common factor in the two highly publicized police shooting of black men by the police.
      The common factor and clear to see to anyone with half an eye is, they both refused to obey a direct order from a police officer.
      Had they complied they would not have been shot, it’s that simple.


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