Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality have filled American cities.
Tens of thousands of people marched peacefully Saturday in scenes that were more festive than tense. The largest U.S. demonstration appeared to be in Washington, where streams of protesters flooded streets from the Capitol to the White House.
The same day, mourners in North Carolina waited for hours to glimpse the golden coffin carrying the body of native son George Floyd. The black man’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police has galvanized the expanding movement.
Collectively, it’s perhaps the largest one-day mobilization since Floyd’s death 12 days ago and came as streets turned calmer.