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Black Lives Matter: Thousands in US civil rights protests

Thousands of protesters have made their way through Washington today, against the death of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.

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Protesters shout 'Black Lives Matter' through DC streets

Thousands of demonstrators streamed through the streets of Washington singing, shouting and chanting against the recent police killings of unarmed black men.

Shouts of 'Black lives matter', 'Hands up, don't shoot', and 'I can't breathe' were heard as a wide range of Americans from different ethnic backgrounds walked peacefully through the capital.

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