In Washington DC, a record number of protesters took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate against racism and police brutality. Although exact numbers are still missing, The Washington Post already speaks to more than 10,000 protesters - the largest demonstration against police brutality in the city to date.
Even before the official protest started, the police estimated that there were more than 6,000 protesters in various places in the city. According to local media, the defense accounted for a turnout of 100,000 to 200,000 protesters.
Demonstrations took place in various places in the city. A large group of protesters gathered at the Lincoln Monument, while another large group walked from the Capitol to the White House.
Despite the massive turnout, the protests went quietly, a police spokesperson told CNN . No people were arrested.
Demonstrations took place at various locations in the city. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Worldwide protests after George Floyd's violent arrest
Washington DC has had daily demonstrations over the past week, which have been largely peaceful.
Protests against racism and the resulting police brutality have been raging for days, not just in the United States, but around the world. The mass demonstrations were prompted by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The unarmed African American died after a cop pressed his knee to Floyd's neck for minutes. The images of the fatal arrest caused horror and outrage worldwide.