Tens of thousands of people are estimated to have participated in protests across Washington, DC, on Saturday.
The protests were peaceful all day, with no clashes reported with police. No arrests were made today, said a Metropolitan DC Police spokeswoman.
The police department estimated there were at least 6,000 protesters at several locations at noon -- which was before any major events began. Several different protests scattered across the city later drew major crowds.
Earlier in the day, a large group gathered at the Lincoln Memorial. Later, several blocks full of people marched from Capitol Hill past the National Museum of African American History, before heading towards the White House and then to other locations.
At the same time, protests filled blocks going north from Lafayette Park, which has been the center of activity. As evening fell, crowds began to dwindle a little, but protesters still filled several blocks north of the park, which is close to the White House.
What it looks like in DC now:
People are painting the street with protest slogans such as "Defund the police," said CNN Correspondent Alex Marquadt, reporting from the scene.
"You can see this huge "Black Lives Matter" banner hanging from the fence that was installed earlier this week around the northern edge of Lafayette park. This fence now stretches all the way around, most of the way around the White House," said Marquadt.
He added that previously, often law enforcement would be on the other side of the fence during protests -- but that's not the case tonight, in a reflection of how peaceful recent protests have been.