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PHOTOS: Massive Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd held in Bethesda

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 6/3/2020 Daniel Miller, ABC7
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A massive Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd is underway in Bethesda, Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

Protesters are marching in the streets carrying signs as they demand justice for Floyd who died in police custody. 

The demonstration began with people sitting and standing together outside of the Connie Morrella Library as speakers addressed the crowd at a podium.

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Demonstrations have taken place throughout the D.C. region amid unrest following Floyd's death. 

RELATED: Peaceful, powerful protests fill Baltimore's streets

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The outrage over generations of oppression and the pain of police brutality that claimed the life of Floyd last week filled the souls of thousands of protesters Monday night outside City Hall in Baltimore.

As the night wore on, hundreds of protesters who had walked along I-83 joined this movement and together, many of them kept walking the streets of Charm City.

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In comparison to some of the peaceful protests in Baltimore, there were several tense moments witnessed between protestors and law enforcement in D.C.

RELATED: Police chief: Over 300 people arrested in D.C. during fourth night of protests

On Tuesday, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham announced that over 300 people were arrested during the fourth night of protests in the city. 194 protesters were arrested on Swann Street in the city and Newsham says most of the arrests were due to curfew violations.

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