Thousands are expected to gather in the nation’s capital to attend the National Action Network’s “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” march on Friday. The march will be led by the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton. Alongside Sharpton, family members of Eric Garner, George Floyd, Jacob Blake and a number of other victims of police violence are expected to attend. Taking the main stage, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, George Clinton, Tyrese and Ne-Yo will speak at the event.
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This intergenerational inclusive day of action will demonstrate our advocacy for comprehensive police accountability reform, the Census, and mobilizing voters for the November elections. Please find the schedule of events below! #NANMOW2020 Marchers will enter the 17th street entrance near the World War II Memorial.
The “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” march will begin at 7 a.m. in Washington, D.C. Groups will gather and then move to the pre-program at 8 a.m. Then, demonstrators will attend the main program at 11 a.m. Afterward, the march will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Friday’s march will take place on the 57th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington. The historic demonstration featured remarks from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and a few other Civil Rights Movement leaders.
To learn more about Friday’s march, visit the National Action Network’s “Get Your Knee Off Our March” info page.