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Thousands gather for peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustice at Jackson Square in New Orleans

Thousands of people gather on Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square for a rally to protest the killing by police of George Floyd and others.

by Michael DeMocker
June 6, 2020

Thousands of people gathered on Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square for a rally to protest the killing by police of George Floyd and others. After the rally, demonstrators moved to the Mississippi River, where they sat in mostly silence until leaving for the night ending the protest night peacefully.

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Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.

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