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Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of protesters have streamed into the nation's capital and other major U.S. cities in another huge mobilization against police brutality and racial injustice.

Saturday's demonstrations come the same day George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse of his golden coffin.

Wearing masks and calling for police reform, protesters peacefully marched nationwide and on four other continents.

Collectively, it's perhaps the largest one-day mobilization since Floyd's death 12 days ago at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Following frequent episodes of violence, the crowds in the U.S. have shifted to a calmer tenor in recent days.

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