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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across the Bay Area

By Alaya Scarlett

Staff Writer

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Trayvon Martin. Samuel Dubose. Eric Garner. Akai Gurley. The list goes on. Countless lives have been taken due to the institutionalized racism that remains prevalent in the world, especially the United States. People all across the country have been protesting beginning May 26, the day after George Floyd was murdered. In the Bay Area, thousands have joined the protests for justice.

Left: Protesters take a knee during a moment of silence at San Francisco protest on June 3. 

Top Right: Police border the streets, watching as protesters call for justice.

Bottom Right: Thousands gather at the steps of Mission High as the students who organized the protest give speeches about the issue.


Left: Protesters wave a banner of George Floyd, who died a week ago as a result of police brutality. 

Right: Around 10,000 protesters gather on the streets in San Francisco, where they march towards the San Francisco Hall of Justice. 


Left: Protesters gather in Palo Alto on Monday, June 1.

Right: Hundreds of protesters walk the streets of Palo Alto, starting at Palo Alto City Hall and walking towards 101 North. 


Left: Protesters hold signs reading “I Can’t Breathe” or “White Silence=Violence”.

Right: A cop kneels to show respect for the protest and the movement while a protester shakes his hand. 

Photo Credits: Alaya Scarlett

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