28 Aug 2020

Thousands gather to commemorate anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech

Washington Correspondent

Thousands of people calling for racial justice have gathered near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC – more than half a century after Martin Luther King Jr’s historic speech – and amid yet another week of protests against police and vigilante violence.

Relatives of Black Americans shot or killed by police are expected to speak to the crowds, along with civil rights leaders, at what could be the biggest political gathering in Washington since the pandemic began.

Our Washington correspondent Siobhan Kennedy was there.