Black Americans protest in Washington to express racial injustice

Black Americans gathered in the US capital to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom while expressing racial injustice in America.

Iran PressAmerica: Thousands gathered on Friday near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” address, reported by ITV.

They are gathering on the heels of yet another shooting by a white police officer of a black man.

29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot by in the back by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last Sunday - sparking days of protests and violence that left two dead.

Many attendees showed up wearing T-shirts bearing the image and words of the late Rep. John Lewis who, until his death last month, was the last living speaker at the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

They urged federal policing reforms and demanded voting rights protections ahead of the November general election.


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