Thousands rallied in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 28 to protest police violence on the 57th anniversary of Rev Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Footage of the gathering shows a large crowd surrounding the reflecting pool while Massachusetts Rep Ayanna Pressley speaks.
“I think that if people in large numbers come out and elect a new president and new members to the United States Senate, yes, there will be progress,” King said. “If people’s votes are suppressed and for whatever reason do not come out, it’s going to be very difficult under the Trump administration to galvanize the kind of progress that we need to see.”
Letetra Widman, Jacob Blake’s sister, also addressed the crowd, according to reports. Credit: @jerichomadman via Storyful