Photos: An emotional day of protests on Anchorage streets

Two rallies drew large crowds in downtown and Midtown in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.

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Hundreds of people protesting police violence against minorities gathered at two demonstrations in Anchorage on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The first, organized by high school student Markus Vinson, gathered hundreds of people at Town Square who then marched through the streets. A second rally drew a large crowd to the Midtown Mall parking lot. Participants there lined Northern Lights Boulevard to hold signs and chant.

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I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd
I can't breathe, protest, rally, black lives matter, George Floyd

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Marc Lester

Marc Lester is a multimedia journalist for Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at mlester@adn.com.