Families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and More Lead Massive Protest in Washington

It's the end of what organizers call the "Week of Outrage."


The families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and other people killed by police lead a huge protest in Washington, D.C. today. Thousands more protested across the country.

"Today, 15 year later, we are standing together and demanding the same thing," said Kadiatou Diallo. Her son was shot 41 times by police in 1999; they were later acquitted by a jury. "Think about that for a moment. Think about all the young men taken from us. This is not the end, because of the sea of people who stood up."

Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, also spoke, as well as Ashley Sharpton, the daughter of Rev. Al Sharpton. Protesters are calling it the "Week of Outrage." 

"Our message is very simple," said organizer Carl Dix, who founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network . "Since the 'normal routine' of America has always included murder of black and Latino people by law enforcement, this week, that 'normal routine' must be disrupted."

[via CNN]

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