11 Powerful Signs From New York's Justice For All March That Say It All — PHOTOS
In 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. led a march of some 250,000 individuals on the nation's Capitol, culminating in one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century to date. And while the 21st century has yet to near its end, Saturday's Justice For All March will undoubtedly be remembered as our generation's continuation of Dr. King's legacy. More than half a century later, activists today continue fighting the same battle as those before them, as the United States continues to display a lack of commitment to racial and social justice and equality, most recently evidenced by the non-indictments of Officers Darren Wilson and Dan Pantaleo. And on Saturday, tens of thousands of protestors took advantage of their constitutional rights to organize and protest, and took a stand against systemic injustice as a united whole.
But it was not only Washington, DC that saw mass protests. In New York City, 25,000 to 30,000 people took to the streets in a demonstration that, at times, stretched for over a mile. This was double the original estimate of people expected to participate, and is the single largest protest to take place in the city since the non-indictment decisions were released. With cries of "I can't breathe," New Yorkers flooded their busy streets to disrupt complacency and draw attention to a problem that has gone overlooked for far too long. Carrying signs that spoke volumes about the everyday struggle of many Americans, this protest was a searing reminder of the progress that has yet to come. And these 11 signs say it all.