Brenda Taylor addresses protestors on February 25, 2016 in front of the Seattle Police Department’s downtown headquarters at a rally for her husband,CheTaylor. About 100 family members and community members attended the demonstration for CheTaylor, a black man who was shot and killed Sunday by Seattle Police. Protestors marched from SPD’s downtown headquarters to the Federal District Courthouse.

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A mix of demonstrators protested Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Seattle, Washington, September 22, 2015.

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New Brunswick resident Barry Deloatch was fatally shot on Sept. 22, 2011 by a police officer at the intersection of Throop Avenue and Handy Street. The day following the shooting, Deloatch's friends and family, as well as other community members protested against the alleged police brutality. Protests continued for months to follow. A year after the shooting, Middlesex County prosecutors announced that there would be no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shootings.


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A “Fuck the Police” sign as seen through a balloon after protestors released balloons with their signs after Seattle’s tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds of people participated in a Black Lives Matter protest on Black Friday, November 27, 2015. The group started in Westlake Park and marched through downtown, eventually returning to Westlake to disturb the annual tree lighting ceremony.
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New Brunswick, NJ

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Kesan Holt silently marches with his hands up in front of SPD on 23rd Street in Seattle. November 24, 2014.

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Liz Pleasant puts her hands up at the November 24, 2014 protest in Seattle. Police later pepper sprayed Pleasant and other protestors when some of the group tried to march onto the freeway.

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Seattle, Wash. November 24, 2014.

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Seattle, Wash. November 24, 2014.

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New Brunswick, NJ

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Seattle, Wash. November 24, 2014. A white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old named Michael Brown in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests and unrest followed the shooting -- first in Ferguson and then spreading to the rest of the nation --putting police brutality and race issues in the spotlight. In November 2014, the non-indictment of the officer, Darren Wilson, angered communities across the nation, sparking protests as far as Seattle, WA.

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New Brunswick, NJ

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