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These Images Show Just How Massive the Floyd Protests Were on Saturday

A huge crowd of protesters
Demonstrators at Freedom Plaza in D.C. on Saturday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across the country—and around the world—for what appeared to be the largest mobilization of activists on a single day since George Floyd was killed on May 25. On the 12th day of demonstrations, protesters called for an end to racism and police brutality, often highlighting others who had been killed at the hands of law enforcement. Much of downtown D.C. was closed off Saturday as law enforcement prepared for a huge march on the same day as mourners gathered to pay their respects in North Carolina, where Floyd was born. Massive protests also took place in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, to name a few, while smaller cities and towns also saw demonstrators take to the streets. Beyond the United States, protesters also gathered in several major cities around the world, including London, Paris, Berlin, and Sydney.

Protesters march in the street, with the White House in the background
Protests stretched for more than five blocks near the White House in D.C. on Saturday. Samuel Corum/Getty Images
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Freedom Plaza in D.C. on Saturday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Protesters march in the street, with police vehicles in the foreground
Protesters in Chicago on Saturday. Natasha Moustache/Getty Images
Protesters sit and stand in the park
Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Chicago’s Seward Park on Saturday. Natasha Moustache/Getty Images
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Atlanta on Saturday. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images
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Denver Broncos players lead a crowd of thousands on a march in Denver on Saturday. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images
Protesters lie face down in the street
Protesters block an intersection outside the Federal Building on busy Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, California, on Saturday. Mark Ralston/Getty Images
Protesters march in the street
Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
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Thousands of protesters outside the Municipal Building in West Orange, New Jersey, on Saturday. Elsa/Getty Images
A huge crowd of protesters, with the Eiffel Tower in the background
Protesters gather on Champ de Mars in Paris on Saturday. Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/Getty Images
A huge crowd of protesters
Demonstrators march to the U.S. Embassy in London on Saturday. Justin Tallis/Getty Images
Protesters gathered on both sides of the ceremony
Aboriginal elders conduct a traditional smoking ceremony at Sydney Town Hall during a Black Lives Matter protest march on Saturday. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
A huge crowd of protesters carrying Black Lives Matter signs
A Black Lives Matter march in front of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday. Wojtek Radwanski/Getty Images
Pallbearers stand next to the remains of George Floyd at the service
A memorial and viewing service for George Floyd at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday. Ed Clemente/Getty Images