Multiple District Protests Planned July 4th

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Protesters are pictured Monday, June 1 in downtown DC. Photo: Andrew Lightman

Multiple protests are scheduled to take place in downtown DC, even as the White House moves forward with July 4th celebrations and fireworks.

ABC News reported that Homeland Security will deploy teams to federal monuments over the holiday. Increased security and traffic restrictions are expected.

Here is a list of some of the actions expected to take place this July 4th:

  • A George Floyd Memorial March on Washington is scheduled Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m. The march is slated to start with speeches at the Lincoln Memorial (2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW) before proceeding down the National Mall to the Washington Monument and finally occupying The Ellipse, located south of the White House.
  • All Americans Unite, a group affiliated with the Hanover, PA Civilian Police Patrol will gather at 10 a.m. at the Washington Monument (15th St., N.W.) in a show of solidarity across all communities regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity to refute injuries and killings.
  • The Million Man March on Washington  begins at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at 10:30 a.m., passes the White House to conclude at the US Capitol. All are welcome to this event.
  • The Black Lives Matter Protest and Unity Human Flag commemorating the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others lost to racial violence is at 12:30 p.m. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave., N.W.). Participants should arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. for the march to the Washington monument to assemble the red, black and green human flag, created by Marcus Garvey. This event is not affiliated with the official DC Black Lives Matter organization.
  • A March for Liberty and Justice For All will take place at Black Lives Matter Plaza from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Email [email protected]
  • At 5 p.m. at Malcom X/Meridian Hill Park join the Bigger Picture Protest: A Peaceful Protest Against Social Injustices. Follow @thedmvdaily for details, and wear a facemask.
  • Freedom Fighters DC and Concerned Citizens DC have organized a ‘Juliberation’ March to demand justice for ‘those not yet experiencing the liberty this country promises.’ The march begins at the Park at LeDroit (Third at Elm Streets NW)  at 1:30 p.m. July 4. “There is no celebration of America’s liberation until all are free,” reads the Instagram post.
  • The Freedom Day Foundation Black Out March begins at 12 p.m. starting at the Capitol Reflecting Pool (First Street SE) to protest the broken criminal justice system, massive disparities in the availability of financial services, health disparities, environmental disparities, and educational disparities. Participants are encouraged to wear all-black.