Thousands gather for ‘Commitment March’ in D.C.

People rally at Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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UPDATED 3:20 PM PT – Saturday, August 29, 2020

Thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday to protest racism and police brutality. The massive crowd amassed on the steps where the late Martin Luther King Jr. gave his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech.

The event, which was dubbed the “Commitment March,” happened exactly 57 years after King’s “March on Washington.”

The protest drew national attention, as the relatives of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd gave remarks.

Bridgett Floyd, sister of George Floyd, speaks at the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

One protester claimed she was marching for “Black America.”

“I am here today to march for my Black sons. There is no peace until justice arrives in this country. I tell them all the time that being a Black in America, that is what happens. Until policies change, that is going to happen again and again.” – Unnamed attendee

Dozens of officers were on scene monitoring the peaceful protest. Law enforcement also assisted in the closure of streets and the Key Bridge.

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, speaks at the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. At left is Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, and at right is Rev. Al Sharpton. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

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