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PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Tacoma to protest police brutality

Jun 1, 2020

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 speaker uses a megaphone as a sign that reads "I Can't Breathe" is held up Monday, June 1, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest against police brutality and 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

People march through Wright Park with signs in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest Monday, June 1, 2020, against police brutality and 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

Police on motorcycles escort a protest march in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, June 1, 2020 against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.
Credit Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press

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 PressEdit | Remove

A person wears a mask that reads "Black Lives Matter," Monday, June 1, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest against police brutality and 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

A person holds a sign Monday, June 1, 2020, with the names of George Floyd and others who have died during a protest against police brutality and the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The message from the Tacoma protesters and others around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police.
Credit Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press