Activits campaigning against policy brutality and racial profiling have reached Washington DC, having marched more than 200 miles from New York City on foot. They have planned a rally for Tuesday on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building.
Demonstrators departed from New York, NY on April 13 and spent a week trekking 250 miles down the East Coast before arriving at the nation’s capital on Monday. They plan to speak out against police brutality and racial profiling near the steps of Congress.
On Saturday, the activists stopped along the way in Baltimore, Maryland and joined a protest there intended to draw attention to the recent death of Freddie Gray. The 27-year-old black man died over the weekend as a result of spinal injuries suffered days earlier while allegedly in police custody.