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Photo Essay | Flags, flyovers, and fireworks: Phila. celebrates July Fourth amid pandemic

Independence Day celebrations in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, looked very different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Military aircrafts flew over the city, protesters filled the streets, and unofficial fireworks lit up the sky. document.location = "https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/07/fourth-of-july-independence-day-philadelphia-flyover-coronavirus-photo-essay"



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Philadelphia Police Violence Against Peaceful Protesters

Footage captured by Penn students reveals police-initiated force against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia on May 30.



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Philly Queer March For Black Lives Celebrates Intersectionality

Over 500 people gathered in LOVE Park on Sunday afternoon for the Philly Queer March for Black Lives. The event was just as much a celebration of Black transgender women as it was a continuation of weeks of Philadelphia protests against ongoing racial injustice.



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Photo Essay | Philadelphia protests for George Floyd and racial justice

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Philadelphia for nine straight days in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd. Protestors have marched through the city demanding police reform and racial equality.  document.location = "https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/06/philadelphia-protests-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-photo-essay"



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Largest Philadelphia Protest To Date Over Murder Of George Floyd

More than 10,000 demonstrators gathered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 6, marking the largest protest in Philadelphia over the recent murder of George Floyd since they began on May 30.



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Day 8 of Philadelphia Protests Concludes With Dance Circle

As protesters dispersed from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a dance circle of dozens of adults, families, and small children began. Today’s demonstration ended with what Eugene Puryear, one of the leaders of the protest, called “one of the best spirits in a crowd” he had ever seen. Footage by Chase Sutton



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Leaders of Phila. Protests On How Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

Lee Scott Lorde, one of the leaders of today’s demonstration in Philadelphia, spoke to hundreds of protesters gathered at the LOVE sign. Footage by Chase Sutton