Russell Simmons, Nas, Others Join 'Millions March' in New York, D.C., Oakland


Throngs thundered down the streets of Manhattan in New York as part of the “Millions March” to protest the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. An incessant number of nonviolent resistant movements have popped up in major metropolises since the seemingly inexplicable killings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9, and the choke hold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, one borough over from Manhattan.

Marchers head towards NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan in New York.

The #MillionsMarchNY commenced at Washington Square Park and wound up One Police Plaza in front of the New York Police Department Headquarters. The NYPD estimated the crowd at more than 27,000 people.
The #MillionsMarchNYC coordinated with protesters in other cities around the country, including Washington D.C. and the Oakland-Berkeley region in the Bay Area. Authorities said another 10,000 demonstrators took over the streets in the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, protesters staged a rally in San Francisco and hundreds of students across the Bay marched from Berkeley to Oakland.
Multitudes flood the avenues leading to the U.S. Capitol in the District of Columbia.

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