People block traffic as they lay face down on the street in an intersection in Tacoma, Wash., for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest Monday, June 1, 2020 against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.
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Protesters chat during a march in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, June 1, 2020 against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.
Ted S. Warren
Hundreds of Tacoma residents flooded the city's streets Monday, to protest police brutality and systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Floyd died last week in Minneapolis while in police custody. His death was ruled a homicide, according to an medical examiner report released Monday. A police officer, Devin Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder.
Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests across the country and the world, including demonstrations in the Pacific Northwest. Monday's protest in Tacoma followed several that unfolded in the city over the weekend. Ted S. Warren, a photographer for The Associated Press, was present for the demonstration. Below are some photos from the march.
A person leads chants with a megaphone as protesters lie face-down on the street at an intersection in Tacoma, Wash., for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest Monday, June 1, 2020. The demonstration against police brutality follows the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Credit Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press
Kari Plog is an award-winning reporter covering the South Sound, including Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap counties. Before transitioning to public radio in 2018, Kari worked as a print journalist at The News Tribune in Tacoma.