Thousands marched from Freedom Plaza down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Saturday in a peaceful protest organized by Rev. Al Sharpton.

He was joined by protesters who traveled from Ferguson, Mo., to Washington, D.C.

Ajoia Wescott (left) and Shelley Barnes listen as Eric Garner’s loved ones speak. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Ajoia Wescott (left) and Shelley Barnes listen as Eric Garner’s loved ones speak. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“You can’t complain about the system if you’re not fighting,” Mike Browntree said. “Each individual, if you have a story or have been targeted by police brutality, come out and fight against it. People in masses are powerful.“ (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“You can’t complain about the system if you’re not fighting,” Mike Browntree said. “Each individual, if you have a story or have been targeted by police brutality, come out and fight against it. People in masses are powerful.“ (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“It means fight against people who are being mean and not doing the right things,” said Michaela Browntree. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“It means fight against people who are being mean and not doing the right things,” said Michaela Browntree. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“I can’t see you at all. I became completely blind after a brick was thrown at me by a KKK member in the 60s,” said Pat Loveless. “My injury became gangrenous. If I can come out here and do this in my condition, anyone can do it. Anyone can protest.” (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“I can’t see you at all. I became completely blind after a brick was thrown at me by a KKK member in the 60s,” said Pat Loveless. “My injury became gangrenous. If I can come out here and do this in my condition, anyone can do it. Anyone can protest.” (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
"It’s important that all these people are here," said NAACP member Angie Carerra of Fairfax, Va. "It matters that police enforce laws but also respect human dignity and life.” (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
“It’s important that all these people are here,” said NAACP member Angie Carerra of Fairfax, Va. “It matters that police enforce laws but also respect human dignity and life.” (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

writersblocheadshots04Trey Sherman is a senior broadcast journalism major and can be reached at treywdc@gmail.com.

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