Black Lives Matter protesters march through neighborhood at night shouting ‘wake your a** up’ and banging potsAugust 11, 2020
BLACK Lives Matter protesters marched through Georgetown in Washington, D.C. late at night with the intent to wake up people sleeping.
Before midnight on Saturday night, a group of protesters marched through residential streets in Georgetown shouting "Wake your a– up!"
One protester walked with a megaphone and yelled, "If we don't get no justice, then you don't get no sleep!"
Several others banged metal pots together to wake up residents, Daily Wire reported.
Some protesters positioned themselves in front several LGBT-centered bars in Dupont Circle.
Videos of the protest circulated on Twitter, with one user calling it a "Noise Pollution Protest."
The protest in D.C. is among the thousands of protests that have occurred around the country since the death of George Floyd, who died after Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest on Memorial Day this year.
Protests in Portland, Oregon along have continued for more than 72 consecutive days
Also on Saturday evening, protesters stood in front of people at outdoor dining areas.
One crowd yelled that the diners didn't have "the f–king decency" to fight for black transgender people.
The crowd continued to walk down the street chanting, "Black people used to live here!"
In light of the protests, looting and violence that has occurred over the last three months, during a Fox News interview, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome was asked what his hoped to achieve through violence.
"Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that, because this country is built upon violence," he said. "What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe? We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical."
"I said if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking … figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation."
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