The sheer creativity and inventiveness of the protesters was fully visible at every turn, as they each seemed to be prepared with energy and a message.
As if to relive What to send in case of failure (The 2019 Woolly Mammoth Escape Ritual on Police Violence and the Endless List of Young Black Lives That Have Been Lost), the young protesters were there collectively in chorus to send in the names of victims of police violence.
A 1,000-car caravan passed from Union Station past the Atlas Theater (home of the Mosaic Theater) and filled H Street with even more lively, creative and moving messages before the first full weekend of events.
A major message that resonated with the crowd was the protesters’ desire to cut funding for police services as rumors circulated that Mayor Bowser was proposing an $ 80 million raise.
Amplifying the police fundraising message was the equally compelling message to hold officers accountable.
The diversity of messengers seemed limitless as this Black Lesbian made her presence felt in technicolor.
The most surprising protester in the crowd was a white senior demanding the death penalty for Minneapolis police officers charged with murder.