WASHINGTON, D.C. – The growing, national protest movement against police violence spilled out into the streets of the nation’s capital Saturday.
Spurred by a recent spate of killings of unarmed black men by cops who have escaped criminal prosecution, thousands gathered here to join the families of many of those who have been killed in a march and rally billed as the “Justice For All” march.
Some activists took issue with the professional tone of the event, which was organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and sponsored by dozens of other organizations from across the country. At one point a group of Ferguson protesters stormed the stage near where they march was planned to begin, with one activist grabbing the mic and yelling “shut it down” before organizers cut her audio.