Per PennLife, thousands turned out in Philadelphia for the protests against police brutality and racial injustice Saturday.
Though no official estimate on the crowd size has been made, NBC10 Philadelphia’s aerial footage showed a mass of people that extended from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway through Logan Circle past the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul:
Thousands of people in Philadelphia continue to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Crowds in Center City stretched from the steps of the Art Museum and past the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. https://t.co/LlmPCHjz7Q pic.twitter.com/6YJT2DvCW7
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 6, 2020
That’s a distance of about one mile.
The demonstration at the Art Museum began around noon and was wrapping up around 3:30 p.m., according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
While the Art Museum demonstration was the largest in the city, protestors also gathered at City Hall, in South Philly and outside the Municipal Services Building, where the controversial statue of Frank Rizzo was removed earlier in the week
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