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Scenes from Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington

People dance on the Black Lives Matter Plaza during a demonstration against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 14, 2020. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has sparred with President Donald Trump over his sometimes heavy-handed response to the rallies and marches in the nation's capital, had the slogan "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" on 16th Street leading to the White House.

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People dance on the Black Lives Matter Plaza during a demonstration against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 14, 2020. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has sparred...more

People dance on the Black Lives Matter Plaza during a demonstration against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 14, 2020. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has sparred with President Donald Trump over his sometimes heavy-handed response to the rallies and marches in the nation's capital, had the slogan "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" on 16th Street leading to the White House. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A group of people play basketball in the middle of 16th Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A group of people play basketball in the middle of 16th Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A group of people play basketball in the middle of 16th Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy
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Girls play in front of protest signs affixed to security fences, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Girls play in front of protest signs affixed to security fences, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Girls play in front of protest signs affixed to security fences, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, June 6, 2020. 
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DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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After the removal of most protest signs from the security fence today, Tee Wright, from Washington, raises a fist in front of a Black Lives Matter banner across from the White House, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

After the removal of most protest signs from the security fence today, Tee Wright, from Washington, raises a fist in front of a Black Lives Matter banner across from the White House, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

After the removal of most protest signs from the security fence today, Tee Wright, from Washington, raises a fist in front of a Black Lives Matter banner across from the White House, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party of civil rights and black culture as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party of civil rights and black culture as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party of civil rights and black culture as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A band plays music on top of a truck, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A band plays music on top of a truck, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A band plays music on top of a truck, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    
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The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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LaShawn Kenley sits in a part of a "Black Lives Matter" message painted on the street, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

LaShawn Kenley sits in a part of a "Black Lives Matter" message painted on the street, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

LaShawn Kenley sits in a part of a "Black Lives Matter" message painted on the street, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A man gestures amid a cloud of green smoke set off by demonstrators, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A man gestures amid a cloud of green smoke set off by demonstrators, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A man gestures amid a cloud of green smoke set off by demonstrators, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A street sign of Black Lives Matter Plaza is seen near St. John's Episcopal Church, June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A street sign of Black Lives Matter Plaza is seen near St. John's Episcopal Church, June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A street sign of Black Lives Matter Plaza is seen near St. John's Episcopal Church, June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag defaced with the letters "BLM" at the "Black Lives Matter Plaza", June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag defaced with the letters "BLM" at the "Black Lives Matter Plaza", June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag defaced with the letters "BLM" at the "Black Lives Matter Plaza", June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Mischa, 6, from Maryland, holds a bullhorn in front of Black Lives Matter protest sign near the White House June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Mischa, 6, from Maryland, holds a bullhorn in front of Black Lives Matter protest sign near the White House June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Mischa, 6, from Maryland, holds a bullhorn in front of Black Lives Matter protest sign near the White House June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman stops to have her picture taken as people gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A woman stops to have her picture taken as people gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A woman stops to have her picture taken as people gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Mayor Muriel Bowser looks out over a Black Lives Matter sign that was painted, June 5, 2020. Khalid Naji-Allah Executive Office of the Mayor/Handout via REUTERS

Mayor Muriel Bowser looks out over a Black Lives Matter sign that was painted, June 5, 2020. Khalid Naji-Allah Executive Office of the Mayor/Handout via REUTERS

Mayor Muriel Bowser looks out over a Black Lives Matter sign that was painted, June 5, 2020. Khalid Naji-Allah Executive Office of the Mayor/Handout via REUTERS
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Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protesters lie in the street during a rally June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A man walks his dog through a crosswalk spray-painted with the names of George Floyd and others as people gather outside Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A man walks his dog through a crosswalk spray-painted with the names of George Floyd and others as people gather outside Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A man walks his dog through a crosswalk spray-painted with the names of George Floyd and others as people gather outside Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Demonstrators take part in a protest at Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators take part in a protest at Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators take part in a protest at Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Demonstrators gather along the fence surrounding Lafayette Park, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators gather along the fence surrounding Lafayette Park, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators gather along the fence surrounding Lafayette Park, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Roller skate performer Kaitlyn Saunders, 9, from Washington, poses in front of Black Lives Matter protest signs that were moved overnight from the security fence near the White House to a wall across the street as a cleanup from the recent demonstrations, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Roller skate performer Kaitlyn Saunders, 9, from Washington, poses in front of Black Lives Matter protest signs that were moved overnight from the security fence near the White House to a wall across the street as a cleanup from the recent...more

Roller skate performer Kaitlyn Saunders, 9, from Washington, poses in front of Black Lives Matter protest signs that were moved overnight from the security fence near the White House to a wall across the street as a cleanup from the recent demonstrations, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Protest signs are affixed to the security fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Protest signs are affixed to the security fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Protest signs are affixed to the security fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather to view protest signs now affixed to the fence around Lafayette Square, June 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A demonstrator reacts during a protest June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator reacts during a protest June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator reacts during a protest June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A demonstrator is seen behind a fence during a protest near the White House, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A demonstrator is seen behind a fence during a protest near the White House, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A demonstrator is seen behind a fence during a protest near the White House, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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