Tens of thousands of people took part in major protests in Washington, New York City and a number of other cities on Saturday, demonstrating against US police brutality towards African-Americans. Public outrage was first triggered by the police killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner in two separate incidents this summer, for which neither of the police officers responsible were indicted. These were followed by a number of fatal shootings of black American citizens in the subsequent months. The "Day of Anger" march was organized in New York, while the protest at Washington's Freedom Plaza was joined by the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley and Trayvon Martin.
Protest organizers say that tens of thousands of people have braved chilly New York temperatures for demonstrations against racism and excessive violence in the US police force.
A participant in New York protests against police violence claims that Issues related to racial discrimination have always been present in the United States.
According to the metropolitan police, no arrests or reports of police violence during the weekend "Day of Anger" against police brutality in New York.
Thousands are marching from New York's Washington Square Park protesting against police violence in what appears to be so far a well-organized demonstration.
Thousands of protesters have gathered at the Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, to protest against police brutality, injustice, and racial protesting.
Washington and New York City are getting ready for what is expected to become the largest protests over police brutality towards black Americans in series of rallies that recently hit the US.