residents make trip to DC

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Published on August 28, 2020 -
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residents make trip to DC

Family members of breonna taylor... the louisville woman shot to death by police... were among those speaking today during the march on washington.

Tens of thousands from across the country gathered on the mal equality and justice.

The event was to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the historic march on washington where dr. martin luther king jr.'s gave his iconic "i have a dream" speech.

Faith abubey is on the national mall with the latest.

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Al sharpton activist l3: nation view white family of breonna taylor speaks at march on washington l3: nation view white martin luther king iii activist l3: nation view white family of breonna taylor speaks at march on washington l3: nation view white faith abubey abc news undeterred by a global pandemic participant: we lay ourselves on the line because this is important.

And the unforgiving summer heat rev.

Al sharpton: didn't just come today to have a show.

Demonstration without legislation will not lead to change.

We didn't come out and stand in this heat because we had nothing to do/black lives matter and we won't stop until it matters to everybody an anticipated crowd of 70 thousand marched on washington friday fighting for the same things their mothers, fathers and even grandparents fought for during the civil rights movement.

Participant: despite the fact that ...i want that progress to continue for some it's personal it's emotional it's life or death.

Participant: my uncle patrick was gun -- was gunned down in brooklyn at the age of 18, activists young and old, family members - of george floyd, breonna taylor, ahmaud arbery and many others grieving loved ones lost at the hands of police impassioned speeches echoing from the foot of the lincoln memorial - saying enough is enough.

Floyd sister: my brother cannot be a voice today..

We have to be that voice demanding police accountability.

Economic empowerment, and equitable access to health care, education, and the voting booths mlk iii: if our forefathers were willing to die for the right to vote, we can work for the right to vote the king family also speaking before an emotional march to the martin luther king, jr memorial.

Yolanda king: we will fulfill my grandfather's dream!

Faith abubey tag: organizers hope this event will also help drive people to the polls this november.

We heard the marchers say over and over again -- vote as if our lives depend on it - because it does.

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