(KDRTV)- Thousands have flooded the streets of Washington DC to honor the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and to condemn police brutality
KDRTV understands that the families of black Americans brutalized by the police will give a speech at the site where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
The Friday`s rally has been dubbed the Commitment March; Get Your Knee Off Our Necks, a reference to George Floyd Brutal killing by the police
The Washington rally will follow recommenced demonstrations over the cruel shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, by the Kenosha police
Among the people who will deliver a speech over police violence will include the relatives of r Blake, Mr. Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III– the eldest son of Martin King Jr will also join them
The protests have surfaced amid violent protests after Mr. Blake’s shooting inspired the death of two in Kenosha city.
Mr. Blake was shot seven times with Kenosha police who were allegedly responding to a domestic violence
While Mr. Blake is currently undergoing treatment, the police who involved in the shooting has been suspended
Mr. Blake is currently paralyzed and there is no hope he will recover, however, he is handcuffed to a hospital bed
“I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff on to the bed..”He can’t go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?” his father complained
Since the brutal killing of George Floyd, protests in support of Black Lives Matter has hit across the US and the world
The Democratic vice-presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris addressed the matter; Melania Trump also called for racial equity during her speech at the Republic night convention.
KDRTV understands that 1963 March on Washington was the largest in the history of America as it aided the passage of the Civil Rights Act that sanctioned segregation the following year
The Friday`s March will bring together several activists, and advocates of police reforms will also be used to convince Americans to vote in the November general elections
The 57th anniversary of the 1963 event was organized by Martin Luther King III and National Action Network, organization owned by Rev. Sharpton
The rally organizers are concerned about the COVID-19 threats and have thus urged the people to participate virtually if they cannot attend or attend the local rallies in other states.
Temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing will be compulsory in the Washington March
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