La Marcha del Compromiso: Quita tu rodilla de nuestro cuello comenzará a las 11:00, hora local

Washington: Thousands of people will participate today in a march in favor of racial justice, in the capital of the United States, on the 57th anniversary of the speech I have a dream, by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

According to Prensa Latina, the event, headed by Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, was dubbed the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March and will begin at 11: 00 local time at the Lincoln Memorial.

It was on this stage that the March on Washington for Work and Freedom was concluded in 1963, in which King, recognized a year later with the Nobel Peace Prize, mentioned his emblematic address, which has become a symbol of the movement for the civil rights in the country.

“I dream that one day this nation will rise up and live the true meaning of its creed: We affirm that these truths are evident: that all men are created equal”, said the Reverend, assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Following a series of speeches by legislators, activists, relatives of victims of police violence, and other participants, this year’s march will depart from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to end around 3:00 p.m. at the King Monument in the Park West Potomac.

The announcement of this event was made by Sharpton last June, when there were massive protests across the country against racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Speakers for this day will include King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III; the relative of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and other African Americans killed by police; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; and the president of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Pérez.

According to the CNN television network, the protesters will ask the United States Senate to pass a voting rights bill in the name of the recently deceased Congressman John Lewis, and a police reform legislation named after Floyd.

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