Marchers walking south on 16th Street grew progressively larger as they filled the roads and sidewalks Tuesday.
President Donald Trump dispatched the National Guard Monday as Park Police and Washington, DC PD members joined the mass of officers attempting to clear the streets.
Imperial March of border patrol and CBP headed into White House entrance down Pennsylvania #dcprotests https://t.co/IKbSqLuTRG— Alexis Goldstein (@Alexis Goldstein)1591132796.0
It didn't work.
"This crowd is massive today and is spread around a bunch of downtown streets. Lots of people I’ve spoken to say this is their first day protesting, with some saying the overwhelming force used to clear folks last night motivated them to come speak out in person," said MSNBC's Garrett Haake.
Every nine blocks the protesters walked, they paused for a moment of silence. The number is significant because it took about nine minutes for George Floyd to die as police sat on him as he begged for his life.
While military vehicles rolled into the city Monday, even larger military hardware drove through DC on Tuesday. The word "FLAMMABLE" was painted on the side of the tanker.
Unfortunately for President Donald Trump, the crowd also appeared to be larger than his 2017 inauguration.
View of the George Floyd protesters on 14th Street NW in Washington, DC. #dcprotest https://t.co/xnVc6wgcrW— Jennifer Jacobs (@Jennifer Jacobs)1591132157.0
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They’re bound for the U Street corridor and holding a moment of silence every nine blocks, about the number of minu… https://t.co/LIsqQOiRba— Alejandro Alvarez (@Alejandro Alvarez)1591131673.0
Line of DHS agents blocking Vermont at H NW. Just a normal Tuesday in DC now. #dcprotest #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/PiJXzLqgFC— Robyn Swirling (@Robyn Swirling)1591134594.0
March turns west onto Penn toward Congress, past Trump Hotel. https://t.co/KkeBb2AUqD— Dan Friedman (@Dan Friedman)1591133542.0
#DCPROTEST right now https://t.co/xeXEHDrbXG— Lorena Roque (@Lorena Roque)1591133987.0
Thousands of protestors are streaming towards the White House from the North, while others head towards the Capitol… https://t.co/qJwMYWQLHQ— Peter Opitz (@Peter Opitz)1591133685.0
There are thousands of people here, protesting peacefully. #DCprotest https://t.co/gOIXXieJ4Z— Jasen Andersen (@Jasen Andersen)1591134079.0
hundreds and hundreds march down 16th St NW towards Lafayette Square #dcprotest #peacefulprotest… https://t.co/ZSX8lRw8G2— James Adams (@James Adams)1591134095.0
Moment of silence earlier today. #DCPROTEST #PeacefulProtests #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames #NoJusticeNoPeace https://t.co/SKLIQdK3Ww— Sara Cawley (@Sara Cawley)1591134167.0
#DCPROTEST https://t.co/klD20JLNg8— Lorena Roque (@Lorena Roque)1591134190.0
Estimating there are now a few thousand here now at 16th & H staring south toward the White House. Largest crowd I… https://t.co/vuQbayoR37— Ken Duffy (@Ken Duffy)1591134194.0
#DCPROTEST #GeorgeFloyd https://t.co/K1XLvT50qz— Travis Hare (@Travis Hare)1591134283.0
#dcprotest https://t.co/YoIxF8ZDhG— Oraya (@Oraya)1591134312.0
#DCPROTEST https://t.co/HeO60ry0yU— Lorena Roque (@Lorena Roque)1591134393.0
A sea of marchers headed our way on 16th St NW, currently parked and kneeling with fist raised in unison chanting a… https://t.co/YD1ZFSyqhY— Ken Duffy (@Ken Duffy)1591132846.0