Protestors momentarily kneel in traffic on Northern Lights Boulevard, (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)

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.

A crowd gathered in the parking lot of the Midtown Mall and along the sides of Northern Lights Boulevard Saturday, May 30, 2020, for the “I Can’t Breathe” protest against police brutality. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Zakia Thornton holds her 7-month-old daughter Za'manii and raises her fist on Northern Lights Boulevard. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A crowd gathered in the parking lot of the Midtown Mall and listened to speeches. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A sign is painted at the start of the Midtown rally. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protesters hug at the Midtown Mall rally. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protestors gather at Northern Lights Boulevard and Denali Street. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protest organizer Markus Vinson speaks to people gathered in Town Square. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Marchers approach the Delaney Park Strip Saturday afternoon. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Adrian Patterson wears an Egyptian pyramid-themed mask. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Crowd members raise peace signs in Midtown. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Children show support for the crowd on Northern Lights Boulevard.(Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protesters marched from Town Square in downtown Anchorage during the first of two large rallies in Anchorage. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Gary Guillen waves a flag on Northern Lights Boulevard. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A protestor leads a chant on Northern Lights Bolevard. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A marcher chants in Town Square. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Young men bow their heads during a prayer at the start of the rally. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Skateboarders slow traffic on Northern Lights Boulevard Saturday. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A crowd gathered on Northern Lights Boulevard. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A marcher halts traffic as protestors cross C Street downtown. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A demonstrator is outlined in chalk in the middle of Northern Lights Boulevard. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Marchers head from Town Square to 6th Avenue. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protesters line Northern Lights Boulevard to chant and hold signs. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Pastor Leon D. May of River In The Desert Community Church speaks at the rally. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Taylor Steinmetz, left, and Markus Vinson join with hundreds of other marchers. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Ayyu Qassataq, vice president of First Alaskans Institute gives remarks at the Midtown rally. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A passenger leans out of a window to cheer with the crowd. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
A crowd gathered in the parking lot of the Midtown Mall Saturday, May 30, 2020, for the “I Can’t Breathe” protest against police brutality. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)
Protesters gather on the Delaney Park Strip. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)

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