Pro-Palestinian rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial came as a ceasefire that ended 11 days of Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza.
Tens of thousands of protesters demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality thronged Washington, in a sign of a renewed groundswell of anger gripping the nation following a white officer's shooting of African American Jacob Blake.
In his speech on July 4th – the day meant for unity and celebration – US President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within labelling them as leftists, looters and agitators.
Protesters will take to the streets across the US again, a day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
US President Donald Trump salutes a huge crowd with a military parade in the centre of Washington, DC at this year's July 4th celebration. Opponents criticise him for the cost and turning it to a "campaign rally".
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