The "Millions March" in Harlem to Support Baltimore (Part 2)

May 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Millions March in Harlem was held to show support for Baltimore, MD which had experienced unrest due to the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The march also honored the many other young Black men (and women) nationwide who lost their lives because of police brutality.

During the march we made three major stops: the 28th police precinct, the 30th police precinct, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Speeches were made by Millions March organizers at each stop, and a moment of silence was held at both police precincts. As you'll see in the photos, we were heavily shadowed by NYPD on foot, cars and motorcycles the entire time, but there were no arrests or violence.

As a photographer, this was my second time participating/documenting a protest, the first being last November after a grand jury chose not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. As a Black female photographer, both experiences were incredibly empowering and rewarding. Looking forward to covering more protests and rallies in the future....

 

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