Last night, protesters gathered in Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Paul, New York City, Philadelphia, and other cities around the country.
• Thousands of protesters gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, at one point blocking the entrance to the I-75/85 highway at Williams Street, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mayor Kasim Reed arrived at the protest and reportedly said “We’re gonna let these young people go forward with this protest…We’re respecting their first amendment right and we’re the home of Dr. Martin Luther King.”
— Damon Cecil, PIO (@dps_pio_cecil) July 9, 2016
• In St. Paul, Minnesota, protesters gathered peacefully in front of the governor’s mansion to express discontent over the killing of Philando Castile by police, according to the Washington Post. The governor upheld their right to amass peacefully and did not have the group disbanded.
#AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile were shot and killed by police within 48 hours of each other. Enough is enough. #saytheirnames #blacklivesmatter #justiceforaltonsterling #justiceforphilandrocastile #thisstopstoday #nojusticenopeace #icantbreathe #wecantbreathe #handsupdontshoot #shutitdown #wewillnotbesilent #policebrutality #stopkillingus #stopkillingblackpeople #stoppolicebrutality #stoppoliceviolence #racism #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #portraitphotography #activistny
• Fast Company photo editor Celine Grouard curated some moving photographs of the protests and other instances of Americans coming together after a week of tragedy. You can view them here.
The front page of Friday’s Dallas Morning News following Thursday’s shootings downtown. pic.twitter.com/ExIlxEMA9V
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 8, 2016
• The intern who shot this emotional photo of a police officer and woman consoling one another in a hospital lobby reflected on the image in an interview with the Columbia Journalism Review.