Protestors sat in the street and gathered in Lafayette Square outside the White House, listening to others on loudspeakers as cameras and journalists circled the crowd and Secret Service and MPD officers observed from the side.
Signs read "Police Brutality" and "Black Lives Matter," echoing the chants of the crowd. Some were printed and glued to sticks, while other protestors held up statements scribbled in sharpie on cardboard. Their messages proved equal in poignance.
The protest originated at the U-Street Civil Rights Memorial, but gained momentum at the White House. The crowd marched to all three branches of government
From the White House, the protest took to the streets. The crowd would walk through downtown Washington for the next two hours.
A leader of the D.C. Ferguson movement stopped and gathered the crowd in a downtown intersection, preaching messages of justice and social action.
The cry "Hands-up! Don't Shoot!" referenced reports from the shooting that witnesses saw Michael Brown with his hands up.
During a protest against police brutality, the Metropolitan Police Department trailed the crowd, stationed around downtown, changing routes to keep up with the march.
The protest went straight through downtown Washington, here pictured walking past new developments such as City Centre on H Street Northwest.
Police followed the protest -- on bicycle, motorcycle, and in cars.
Protestors marched through the Chinatown gate on H Street NW, Washington, DC.
It's important to remember that this protest is made up of many individuals -- each with a story, a perspective on the issue, and a reason to be walking for several hours in the middle of the night in downtown Washington.
The crowd remained in front of the Capitol building for only a few minutes because Capitol police and MPD officers kept the protest from getting very close.
Leaders spoke to news cameras and the crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court.
The protest concluded on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. Questions concerning the American justice system remain before the country.
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