Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC

Black Lives Matter protest in DC

I attended the Black Lives Matter protest on June 6, 2020 and took a lot of photos.

People are fired up right now, but it was an extremely safe, positive atmosphere. Similar protests other supposedly left-leaning cities across the country are devolving into riots as police violently try to clear the streets. There wasn’t the slightest hint of violence or rioting here.

I’m convinced that if the police in those other cities would just let the people exercise their First Amendment rights, those protests would all be peaceful as this one.

Gallery

Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
General Scott watches over the scene. Here in DC we honor the generals who didn’t betray their country.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
One of the many marches heads north on 16th Street.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
The mask-wearing rate was probably greater than 99%.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
This guy was selling these, just about everything you could need was free. There were dozens of stations set up with free water, snacks, and first aid supplies.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
One of the many aid stations.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Kosciuszko deserves better, but if anybody would understand I’m sure he would.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Smashed windows from earlier in the week at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
My advice for expressing yourself on the Treasury building: Time is limited. Don’t get fancy.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
There wasn’t just one location. There were several large crowds in a few of the usual spaces, including Freedom Plaza in front of the Wilson Building.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Grift central
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
ACAB.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
There were barely any cops on the ground, but the scene was under constant surveillance.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
It was a party atmosphere at St. John’s church, the site of Trump’s infamous photo op.
Black Lives Matter protest in Washington DC
Back in good old Columbia Heights. This probably predates this week.