Protesters march for voting rights on anniversary of March on Washington

Thousands converged on the nation’s capital Saturday to demand the protection of voting rights, walking in the footsteps of the 250,000 people who marched in the historic March on Washington 58 years before. As part of March On for Voting Rights, civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and the Rev. Al Sharpton, were leading marches in Washington, D.C., Houston, Miami, Phoenix and more than 40 other cities. In D.C., Sharpton, King and Rep. Al Green of Texas carried the leading banner with the words “Protect Your Power” as thousands marched more than 12 blocks between McPherson Square and the National Mall. Christine Fernando, Matthew Brown, Cady Stanton, USA Today.

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