Photos: A Look At The Massive D.C. Protests Over Police Brutality : The Picture Show Demonstrators staged protests for a second straight weekend in the nation's capital. Thousands converged at landmarks across the city in the biggest crowds so far.
NPR logo Photos: A Look At The Massive D.C. Protests Over Police Brutality

Photos: A Look At The Massive D.C. Protests Over Police Brutality

Demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

toggle caption
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

Demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Tyrone Turner/WAMU

Tens of thousands of demonstrators crisscrossed Washington, D.C., on Saturday, as protests against police brutality in the nation's capital continued into a second straight weekend.

Multiple groups gathered peacefully at several major landmarks, from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol to the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza.

The protests, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police, are the city's biggest yet since a white Minneapolis officer pinned the 46-year-old black man to the ground with his knee until he died.

Left photo: Sky Vang of Washington, D.C., marked her birthday Saturday. "I gotta celebrate my birthday this way because I may not get another," she said. Right photo: Davian Rasberry, left, Joy Davis, middle, Deshawn Raspberry, right, were passing out supplies and water to demonstrators. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

toggle caption
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

Left photo: Sky Vang of Washington, D.C., marked her birthday Saturday. "I gotta celebrate my birthday this way because I may not get another," she said. Right photo: Davian Rasberry, left, Joy Davis, middle, Deshawn Raspberry, right, were passing out supplies and water to demonstrators.

Tyrone Turner/WAMU

People put a hand on the person next to them at the peaceful protest. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

toggle caption
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

Protesters wrote messages of hope and anger on the new Black Lives Matter Plaza in response to the death of George Floyd and against police brutality in Washington, D.C. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Protesters wrote messages of hope and anger on the new Black Lives Matter Plaza in response to the death of George Floyd and against police brutality in Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Protester Devonne Perkins, 30, demonstrates against the death of George Floyd and police brutality in Washington, D.C. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Protester Devonne Perkins, 30, demonstrates against the death of George Floyd and police brutality in Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Thousands of protesters demonstrate on the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Thousands of protesters demonstrate on the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

A gathering of peaceful protesters marches down Pennsylvania Avenue. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

toggle caption
Tyrone Turner/WAMU

A gathering of peaceful protesters marches down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Tyrone Turner/WAMU

People passing by Black Lives Matter signs posted outside the historic Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eman Mohammed for NPR

People passing by Black Lives Matter signs posted outside the historic Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant.

Eman Mohammed for NPR

Thousands of people took to the streets in a march to Capitol Hill following a protest at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eman Mohammed for NPR

Thousands of people took to the streets in a march to Capitol Hill following a protest at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Eman Mohammed for NPR

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eman Mohammed for NPR

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Eman Mohammed for NPR