Washington D.C., Oct. 11 : Thousands of the African Americans gathered at the National Mall near the Capitol to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, demanding justice against the killings of innocent unarmed black men by the police.
They also demanded changes in the policing and treatment of the US police towards the community.
The event marked the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March of 1995, in which thousands of black men marched towards the National Mall as a display of protest.
Though, the size of Saturday’s event was small but the spirit of 1995 march echoed during the rally, The Washington Post reported.
Later, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan also led the anniversary gathering at the Capitol called the ‘Justice or Else’ march.
The organiser of the rally, Tamika Mallory, talked about the struggle of the black community and tied it to the recent killing incidents. He also recited a list of all the young African Americans including Tamir Rice, Michael Brown and Eric Garner who were killed by police since 2014.
The death of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson in August, 2014 by a white police officer sparked protests by the Black community. (ANI)