On the 8th of July, Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets for a second evening in a row. Marchers started by circling the Department of Justice several times before heading to the White House. Demands at DOJ were for Federal civil rights investigations into all of the recent wave of police shootings of young African-American males. Some of the Federal Protective Services cops at the Department of Justice were armed with automatic rifles.
Marchers also showed that the recent wave of violence will not deter them from standing up for justice. Neither the sniper incident in Dallas, nor the 9-11 ambush of a cop in Ga, nor the probable KKK lynching of a Black man in Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA are being permitted to slow the demands that the lives of Black men be considered just as valuble as the lives of white police officers. White racists are trying to blame all of Black Lives Matter for actions by people who were not even involved in the protests, while at the same time excluding any collective responsiblity on the part of police for the behavior of their comrades. Even at Lafayette Park there was a woman with a Southern accent yelling about “all lives matter,” which is thinly-veiled code for “blue lives matter” which is used not only by cops but also by white supremacists against Black Lives Matter.
Marching around the Dept of “Justice”
Black Lives Matter marchers giving Trump Hotel the finger