Protests are taking place in cities and colleges across the US – and striking fast food workers are linking the fight against police racism with their struggle for a living wage. We’ve brought together pictures from dozens of marches and die-ins, and more protests are planned for the next few days.
Protests have continued across the US – and are continuing into next week – against police violence against black Americans, and the justice system’s failure to hold police to account. Last Wednesday, it was announced that the cop who choked Eric Garner to death in New York will not face charges. On 24 November we had learned that Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, will not be indicted. Only two days before that, twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by a cop in Cleveland Ohio. On Saturday 6 December the funeral took place of Akai Gurley, described by the New York police commissioner as a “total innocent” after he was shot by an inexperienced cop in a Brooklyn stairwell.
Here we include photos from some of the protests. There have been demonstrations and die-ins in city centres and on college campuses. The protests have also linked up with strikes on Thursday by fast food and other retail workers, many of them people of colour, for whom the struggle to win decent pay and the struggle against police racism are parts of the same fight for equality and respect.
Wednesday: vigil outside Baltimore police department. Photo by SocialJusticeSeeker812, flickr
Thursday: protesters close Interstate 35, Minneapolis. Photo by Fibonacci Blue, flickr
Thursday: die-in on the Boston subway
Thursday: protest in Las Vegas. Photo by Beverly Yuen Thompson, flickr
Thursday: protesters block traffic in New York
Thursday: New York protesters link arms as they march
Friday: thousands protest in Boston
Friday: die-in, Washington DC
Friday: march in Cleveland, Ohio
Friday: die-in in Miami, Florida
Friday: protesters block the highway in Florida
Friday: die-in in Pittsburgh
Saturday: die-in on the highway in Atlanta
Saturday: protesters face cops in Berkeley, California
Thursday: University of Southern California. Photo by Neon Tommy, flickr
Thursday: Grand Central Station, New York City
Thursday: Temple University, Philadelphia
Thursday: University of Texas at Austin
Friday: die-in and protest at Brooklyn Technical High School
Friday: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Friday: Colombia University, New York City
Friday: Harvard University
Friday: University of Alabama
Friday: inside Macy’s department store, New York City
Friday: University of Florida
Friday: University of Oregon
Duke University, North Carolina
College library die-in by students in Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday: Houston Galleria. Photo by Elizabeth Brossa, flickr
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Fast food workers protest in New Orleans – fighting for $15 an hour, and with their hands up
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