Peaceful protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd are ongoing—crowds are gathering daily at Black Lives Matter Plaza to protest racial injustice and police brutality—and many DC-area demonstrators are planning to march into the weekend. Most events require masks. Note: If you’re thinking about getting a test after attending a protest, there are several free Covid-19 testing sites in DC.
This list will be updated.
Friday, June 12
A march at George Mason University starts at the field house (4501 University Ave., Fairfax) and ends at the bronze George Mason statue. The procession begins at 5:30 PM.
Grab a blanket: Revolution Church is hosting a prayer vigil on the lawn next to the the Boys and Girls Club (4103 Benning Rd., NE) from 8 PM to 9 PM.
Saturday, June 13
Start the morning with a 10 AM rally for kids and parents at Freedom Plaza (14th St., NW and Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The event features youth speakers followed by a march to Black Lives Matter Plaza.
No Justice No Pride is collaborating with a coalition of local organizers for a Pride march and car caravan to defund the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The event starts with a rally at Jessup Blair Park (7621 Blair Rd., Takoma Park) at 2:30 PM, followed by the caravan and a block party.
Protesters are gathering at Malcolm X Park (16th St., NW and W St., NW) at 3 PM before marching to the Trump hotel at 5 PM. If you are interested in dropping off donations, a supply collection is happening in the park at 12 PM.
A vigil organized by Black Parents of Arlington is happening at the Drew Model School’s field (3500 23rd St., Arlington) from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Sunday, June 14
Protesters in Montgomery County are congregating at the Kentlands (301 Main Street, Gaithersburg) at 3 PM.