On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, more than 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to call for the end of racial profiling by US police departments.
The “Justice for All” march was staged soon after grand juries failed to indict police officers who’d been responsible for the deaths of two black men: Eric Garner, in Staten Island and Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.
The thousands of demonstrators streamed down Pennsylvania Avenue shouting “Black Lives Matter”, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “I Can’t Breathe” to call attention to the recent deaths of unarmed African American men at the hands of police.
The peaceful civil rights march led by families of the slain and organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network drew a wide range of Americans – black, white, Latino, Asian, young and elderly. The day’s most poignant moment came when a number of family members of black men and boys killed by police, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Tamar Rice and Amadou Diallo, took the stage at a rally at the Capitol. Washington, DC, USA. December 13, 2014.