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Protests for a kinder world.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed while in police custody after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Across the country, people came out to protest against this act of police brutality and racial injustice. One need only survey social media networks and news outlets to intuit that the scale of these protests eclipses almost all other recent national protest events. Below, we draw maps to show where people have been protesting for greater racial justice across the country between May 25, 2020 and January 31, 2021 based on news articles that we've reviewed.

Locations of racial justice protests

Locations of racial justice protests by attendees. Larger circles indicate larger attendance.

Racial justice protests in each of the 116th Congressional Districts: darker districts have more protest events.