Thursday, July 2, 2020

Shrines to African American victims murdered by police | Black Lives Matter Plaza (16th Street NW) DC

I photographed these memorials to numerous victims of police violence that were posted at Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Lafayette Park in Washington DC, adjacent to the White House in June 2020. They were erected on a barrier fence after the Tr*mp administration blocked access to the public park. 

The area was recently renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza" by Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC.

Listed on the memorials are Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Philando Castile, Redel Jones, Sean Reed, George Floyd, Tamir Rice, Kenny Watkins, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Michelle Shirley, Laquan McDonald, Jamar Clark, Trayvon Martin, and others.

Say the names. Remember them. Black Lives Matter.

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