An estimated 15,000 people wearing white rallied and marched in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday in support of BLACK trans lives.

The “Brooklyn Liberation” demonstration was inspired in part by a NAACP-led protest in New York City in 1917, during which 10,000 people wore white to stand up against anti-BLACK violence, according to Fran Tirado, an organizer of Sunday’s protest.

The rally — organized by several groups including the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, The Okra Project, and BLACK Trans Femmes — featured six speakers and the family of Layleen Polanco, a transgender woman who died in June 2019 after a seizure while in solitary confinement at Rikers Island jail.



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