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Tens of thousands protested on newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza, DC
Black Lives Matter Protest in Washington D.C.
Black Lives Matter Protest in Washington D.C. Credit: unsplash.com/Koshu Kunii

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people came together at D.C.'s newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza to protests police brutality and racism. Protestors from all walks of life, including army vets, union recruiters, federal workers, doctors and religious folks, were joined by D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser. Bowser recently renamed 16th Street NW to Black Lives Matter Plaza, located close to the White House, and commissioned local artists to paint a large yellow "Black Lives Matter" mural on the street.

During the protest, Bowser was called onstage by a DJ and told the crowd that "it’s so wonderful to see everyone peacefully protesting, wearing their masks."