Inequality, Opportunity and Poverty

Published — June 8, 2020

Photos from Public Integrity journalists during the D.C. protests

Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)

Introduction

Thousands took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and across the country more than a week ago to demand accountability for police responsible for the killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Protesters came back the next day and night, and the next, and the next, and the crowds grew larger, and were even joined yesterday by Republican U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, who declared that “Black Lives Matter.” 

Center for Public Integrity CEO Susan Richardson has laid out the context for these protests — widening economic inequality, violent racism and police unaccountability, and a global pandemic that has disproportionately taken the lives of Black Americans. 

In these photos taken by Center for Public Integrity journalists over the past week, you’ll see a snapshot of the people marching on our nation’s capital and their message about racism, inequality and police reform.  

Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)

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A scene from the protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Joe Wertz/Center for Public Integrity)

Scenes from Saturday’s protests

Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Liz Essley Whyte/Center for Public Integrity)

More from Saturday’s protests

A scene from the protests in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Kristine Villanueva/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Kristine Villanueva/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Kristine Villanueva/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests at 14th St. NW in Washington, D.C., on June 2, 2020, following the death of George Floyd . (Chris Zubak-Skees/Center for Public Integrity)
A scene from the protests in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Marcia Maziarz/Center for Public Integrity)
A scene around the K Street corridor during the protests in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Marcia Maziarz/Center for Public Integrity)
A scene from the protests in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Marcia Maziarz/Center for Public Integrity)
Protests in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2020, following the death of George Floyd. (Marcia Maziarz/Center for Public Integrity)

The scene from earlier last week

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