Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in D.C.

The 13 consecutive days of protests in the District centered around Lafayette Square, the most recent of which took place on newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza.

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Protesters gathered on the new Black Lives Matter Plaza, a few blocks east of GW's campus. (Cheryl Weeks/GW Today)
June 09, 2020

Demonstrations continued for the 13th consecutive day on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as protesters took a stance against police brutality in response to the killing of George Floyd.

The District saw its largest protest so far on Saturday, the ninth day of demonstrations. More than 100,000 people converged around Lafayette Square, and other parts of the city, a few blocks east of George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus. Marches started around the city, including through GW’s campus, toward the newly dubbed Black Lives Matter Plaza, a segment of 16th Street between K and H streets NW.

The GW Medical Enterprise stood in solidarity with protesters on Saturday and took a moment of silence in remembrance of George Floyd with a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration near the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

Take a look at the gallery of protests through downtown Washington, D.C.

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