Protests continued to grow in size in cities and towns from coast-to-coast -- and around the world.
"As a historian of social movements in the U.S., I am hard pressed to think of any time in the past when we have had two straight weeks of large-scale protests in hundreds of places, from suburbs to big cities," NYU history Prof. Tom Sugrue posted on Twitter.
"The breadth and scale of #Floyd protests is staggering," he continued.
"We have had some huge one-day demonstrations, e.g. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963); antinuclear march in NYC (1982), and Women's March (2017). We have widespread, simultaneous protests, such as in the days following MLK, Jr.'s assassination (1968)," he explained. "But the two together--very unusual."
He was responding to aerial footage by NBC 10 showing massive crowds protesting in Philadelphia.
Thousands of people in Philadelphia continue to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George F… https://t.co/4F86pfymvp— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBC10 Philadelphia) 1591467024.0
Here are some other images from the protests.
The protest right now in #Brooklyn is EASILY the biggest crowd I’ve seen all week. They walked past our crew for m… https://t.co/TQm2nnImCl— Adam Harding (@Adam Harding) 1591476000.0
Today’s the first day I’ve finally made it down to these protests. I covered the Women’s March. I covered the Marc… https://t.co/AmidACM8CN— Kara Voght (@Kara Voght) 1591486787.0
Philadelphia — https://t.co/hB52MWXsSN— Anna Orso (@Anna Orso) 1591460114.0
So we took over the Golden Gate Bridge. https://t.co/AdDxdl7hCr— (((BrokeAssStuart))) (@(((BrokeAssStuart)))) 1591477218.0
Calgary sees a massive crowd turnout for #GeorgeFloyd anti-racism protest outside city hall. Erin Collins… https://t.co/eWYUjTc91h— Natasha Fatah (@Natasha Fatah) 1591483408.0
Packed crowds in front of the White House. No major police or military presence. Everyone packed in and sweaty. Lot… https://t.co/0kF5KSnpVB— Hunter Walker (@Hunter Walker) 1591485267.0
The crowd has stopped at Sunset and Fairfax. An organizer on the mic is shocked at the size of the protest. “We a… https://t.co/VDqp8Zglu1— Sarah Parvini (سارا) (@Sarah Parvini (سارا)) 1591475946.0
A group of protestors is chalking out lettering - which is supposed to be painted next- with a message to “defund t… https://t.co/IdJxYoEKGe— Elizabeth Landers (@Elizabeth Landers) 1591485872.0
The 8-foot chain link fence protecting the White House has become a sort of archive / exhibition of the D.C. protes… https://t.co/EfPRbE25Qg— Rebecca Tan (@Rebecca Tan) 1591478974.0
Protesters gather along “Black Lives Matter Plaza” just down the street from the White House. https://t.co/ycOfnD7HWM— Doug Mills (@Doug Mills) 1591479284.0
Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan https://t.co/qRCI4h2IeA— #TuckFrump (@#TuckFrump) 1591483127.0
The crowd on the Parkway in Philly looks bigger than the crowd for Pope Francis in 2015 that some officials claimed… https://t.co/6ubld38rQX— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter) 1591472708.0