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Hundreds of Protesters March Through DC, Clash With Police

Hundreds of Protesters March Through DC, Clash With Police
A flag is hung in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Saturday, 17 April 2021 12:44 PM

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Washington on Friday night with megaphones shouting, "while you people are dining, black people are dying,"

At the beginning of the march, according the Daily Caller's Lisa Bennatan on Twitter, video shows protesters walking peacefully through Black Lives Matter Plaza, a yellow-painted two-block strip of the designation near the White House 

Protesters chanted the names of people killed by police. The protest is believed to be motivated by the deaths of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot by police during a traffic stop last week, and 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was shot March 29 after police say they saw the boy holding a gun. 

As the march moved on, protesters started to encounter people eating outdoors. That's when protesters began shouting, "while you people are dining, black people are dying." Soon after, videos posted to social media showed altercations between police officers and protesters in the dining areas. 

According to The Washington Post, some protesters threw a scooter at police and others shot fireworks. 

More protests are expected after the close of the Derek Chauvin trial in the coming days. Chauvin faces charges in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, one of the on-scene police officers, was shown kneeling on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes.

According to CBS WUSA, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department sent an email that officers will be "fully activated to support expected First Amendment demonstration," beginning Monday morning. The email then added, "All members should be prepared to work extended hours as necessary," alluding to officers working 12-hour shifts. 

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