Photos from the Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesMatter die-in, New Year’s Day 2015

The Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in on New Year’s Day was a great success, with about a hundred people taking part. Mall-goers welcomed and some even joined the demonstration.  Here are a few photos, courtesy of Martine Zee.

Die-in. Photo: Martine Zee

Mother and children. Photo: Martine Zee

“If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things that you do not see.” — James Baldwin.   Photo: Martine Zee

Click any photo for a slideshow of photos of the event. Please share yours, if you like! — contact us at mococivilrights@gmail.com.

News coverage was largely favorable.  One person was arrested after splitting away from the planned protest with a small group; we hope to learn more about what the outcome was. Selected news coverage: ‘Die-in’ at Wheaton mall puts spotlight on racism (WTOP); Group stages die-in at Wheaton Plaza (WUSA); Peaceful New Year’s Day protest at Wheaton mall ends with an arrest (WJLA);  Die-In Staged At Wheaton Plaza (AM1260 The Answer); Scene at #BlackLivesMatter protest die-in, Wheaton mall, MD Ferguson Liveuamap.com.

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2 Responses to Photos from the Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesMatter die-in, New Year’s Day 2015

  1. Pingback: Speakers at this Friday’s town hall | Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition

  2. I’d like to speak with the you all. I’m running for Congress in the 8th District, where this mall is, and I’d love your ears and thoughts.

    Yes, we can change it all!

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