Exactly 57-years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream Speech,”…

Exactly 57-years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream Speech,” in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, crowds again filled the grounds surrounding the reflecting pool for the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” march.

The march was planned in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, who died after an officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 47 seconds.

Rev. Al Sharpton opened his remarks today harkening back to the 1963 March, saying, “In the middle of struggle and murder, they came to Washington to demand that the federal government give them a civil rights act and voting rights. They marched that day. On a hot blistering day like today. Saying ‘as we struggle, we need legislation.’ And they stayed on that movement until they got the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

“They came young and old. They came from the South. Many of them couldn’t stop on the road to use the bathroom ‘cause it was against the law. But they came anyhow. Many of them couldn’t stop and eat at a restaurant. They had to put they sandwiches in a paper bag ‘cause no restaurant would serve them ‘cause it was against the law. But they came anyhow. Many of them couldn’t rest in a motel overnight, but them came anyway. Because it was against the law for them to stop. Because they came in ’63, we were able to come back in 2020. Riding whatever we wanted to ride. Staying whatever hotels was available. They opened the door for us, but there are still some doors we have to open and some people we’ve got to straighten out.”

“2020, we must deal with police brutality. 2020, we must deal with those that want to rob our right to vote. And even though we are here in the midst of a pandemic – socially distancing, telling y’all to distance, and I keep saying spread out – we wanted to come. To show with our bodies that enough is enough.”

Watch more from the March on c-span.org

 

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  1. Martin Luther king JR. is turning in his grave. This people are an insult to his dream.

  2. Well shits really fixing to hit the fan!
    The George Floyd autopsy report is out.
    The report is 20 pages long, and it is detailed.
    The autopsy was performed by a board-certified forensic pathologist and reviewed by a second board-certified forensic pathologist prior to release. The autopsy was thorough, the report fair, and unbiased.
    The first thing that jumps out when reading the Floyd autopsy report: “No life-threatening injuries were identified”. That is a direct quote.
    There were no facial, oral mucosal, or conjunctival petechiae noted. Most people have never heard the word Petechiae.
    Petechiae is a pinhead size red or purple spot on the surface of the skin which is the result of tiny ruptures in blood vessels resulting in hemorrhage just below the skin. Petechiae are normal and expected when air and blood flow are cut off at the neck by any mechanism. The eyes are the best place see petechiae. If you cut off blood circulation, blood pressure spikes up which breaks blood vessels, and that causes petechiae.
    The pathologist that did the autopsy dissected George Floyd’s neck muscles layer by layer.
    The dissection did not find any contusion or hemorrhage in any of the muscles. If Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck cut off blood flow, the pressure would have ruptured blood vessels, which would have caused bleeding into the surrounding tissue. The bleeding would have been massive and visible to the naked eye. There was no bleeding into neck tissue.
    If Chauvin’s knee cut off Floyd’s air supply, the pressure would have broken the esophageal cartilage. That is 100% certain. Place your thumb and index on your esophagus. Press backward into your neck. When you get as far back as you can comfortably push, lock your fingers, pull them out and look how big your esophagus actually is. You don’t collapse the esophagus to the point of cutting off air flow without breaking the cartilage.
    In a forensic autopsy, the pathologist examines the esophagus in place, then removes the entire esophagus and cuts the entire length open and examines the inside. Floyd’s neck and esophagus did not have any trauma. The thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone were both intact and unbro

  3. Looks like a whole lot of people violating social distancing rules and can vote in person.

  4. Race hustler, Al Sharpton, right in the middle of it all.
    Is there a more deceitful and divisive Black man in America than Sharpton (apart from Obama, of course)?

  5. There’s more ppl here today than the 2016 inauguration 🖤

  6. Trump plans to steal the election by creating chaos and civil war

  7. So this won’t spread Covid but a few folks sitting on the lawn listening to the president will ?🤦🏻‍♀️ Oh Merciful Father help us!!

  8. 2020 we must deal with 7% of the population committing over 50% of violent crimes resulting in more police interaction. 2020 we must deal with peddled lies and slanted stories from the media inciting hate and dividing a country.

  9. A very hate filled group of individuals. If they continue we will have no country left. They break laws and walk away, you or I did that would not be the case. A real shame when individuals have to be fearful in their homes whether in the projects or the suburbs……

  10. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #blacklivesmatter EVERYDAY! I’m so inspired seeing this

  11. Herd Immunity for #cspanwj #cspan ? Atlas has fashioned himself as the “anti-Dr. Fauci,” one senior administration official said, referring to Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease official, who has repeatedly been at odds with the president over his public comments about the threat posed by the virus. He has clashed with Fauci as well as Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, over the administration’s pandemic response.

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