- For two weeks, hundreds of thousands of Americans have gathered to protest police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd.
- Protesters have marched in the streets, taken over parks, congregated in cities, and gathered outside of police precincts and state buildings in order to demand change.
- This aerial footage shows the incredible size and scope of the demonstrations.
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In the broadest protest movement in American history, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd and put an end to police brutality.
For two weeks, protesters in all 50 states have gathered to march, chant, host vigils, and congregate in massive groups. The demonstrations have even gone global, as thousands have gathered throughout Europe, Australia, South America, Canada, and more.
This footage shows just how massive the scope of the demonstrations are, by taking a look at the gatherings from above.
Several thousand people have been protesting throughout Los Angeles for the past two weeks. On Sunday, an estimated 20,000 people marched through the streets and gathered throughout the Hollywood area.
A montage of aerial footage shows scale of Los Angeles protests from above as demonstrations continue following death of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/twxX6jWXna
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 8, 2020
Sources: NBC Los Angeles, LA Times
In Philadelphia on Saturday, thousands of demonstrators were seen on nearly every corner of the city.
Aerial footage shows magnitude of Black Lives Matter protest in Philadelphia https://t.co/aoB4zEKGFN
— Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) June 6, 2020
In the nation’s capitol, 10 straight days of protests brought thousands of people to march together in Lafayette Park and throughout the streets of Washington, D.C.
Thousands of people marched down Constitution Avenue Northwest as Washington, D.C. attracted massive crowds over protests of racial injustice.
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) June 7, 2020
Source: Washington Post
This video shows thousands of people gathering across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Aerial footage shows thousands of people marching Saturday across the Golden Gate Bridge in protest against the death of George Floyd and police brutality. At one point, the protesters spilled off of sidewalks, blocking traffic in both directions.https://t.co/nGiM6vGOag pic.twitter.com/d8prXSi3O0
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 7, 2020
In Chicago’s Union Park on Saturday, an estimated 20,000 people gathered to listen to activists, poets, and others demand justice for George Floyd and put an end to police brutality.
WATCH: Aerial footage of Chicago’s Union Park protest Saturday (VIDEO: POOL through WBBM) pic.twitter.com/p4mgPGW0k5
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) June 6, 2020
Source: Chicago Tribune
In this video taken on June 3, protesters in Denver are seen holding up lights together in solidarity.
Aerial footage shows protesters on the streets of Denver as they hold up lights during a rally, as nationwide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd continue
Updates: https://t.co/KVGHg3R0sQ (video via @Quicktake) pic.twitter.com/lYW26Mw8TC
— Bloomberg (@business) June 4, 2020
In Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed, thousands of protesters have been taking to the streets daily since May 26. A crowd gathers here on Saturday.
Aerial footage from yesterday’s protests in Minneapolis in response to police killing #GeorgeFloyd. This is probably the largest public US demonstration over police brutality since the onset of the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/kwlnkPIVsc
— Aaron L. Morrison (@aaronlmorrison) May 27, 2020
This aerial view of Minneapolis shows protesters gathered around a memorial to honour George Floyd.
In Atlanta, Georgia, thousands of protesters have also gathered throughout the city for 10 straight days.
Outside of the statehouse in Indianapolis, protesters were seen gathering for a sit-in demonstration on Saturday.
This aerial view of New York City shows a throng of demonstrators gathering at a rally on Third Avenue.
In Brooklyn, demonstrators gathered numerous times in McCarren Park to host vigils for Floyd, and to honour other victims of police brutality.
Source: Green Pointers
In Nearby Merrick on Long Island, thousands gathered to block off traffic and march in the streets. “There is time for a change, and it has to be now,” one demonstrator told CBS New York.
Source: CBS New York
And in Boston, a mass of people was seen marching though the streets on May 29.
The protests have been taking place internationally, too. This video shows thousands of people gathered in Parliament Square in London.
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 6, 2020
Protesters in European cities have been gathering outside of US embassies to demand justice for Floyd and an end to police brutality and racial injustice across the world.
In Frankfurt, Germany, thousands of demonstrators are seen paying tribute to Floyd over the weekend.
Thousands of protesters have been gathering throughout Berlin in the last week. Here, they’re seen filling Alexanderplatz Plaza on Saturday.
Berlin Now: Thousands take part in #GeorgeFloyd protest at Alexanderplatz plaza.
Germany, France, UK, Ireland,Sweden, Denmark, Canada…all seen protests pic.twitter.com/ykpiq1kA5V
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 6, 2020
In Paris, several thousand people defied a coronavirus ban on large gatherings to march and protest throughout the city.
— John the Baptist (@sonofarinze) June 2, 2020
Source: Time Magazine
In Amsterdam, an estimated 10,000 people gathered in a massive demonstration last week at the Dam Square. Chants of “Black lives matter,” and “No justice, no peace” filled the air.
And in Sydney, Australia, thousands gathered to support Black Lives Matter and to put an end to police brutality against Aboriginal Australians.
— Michael W (@mpwoodhead) June 6, 2020
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