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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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23 civil rights protesters arrested in Boston

A protester holds up a sign in New York. Credit: Reuters

Nearly two dozen civil rights protesters have been arrested in Boston in the US.

Police said the demonstrators were detained for disorderly conduct after trying to block a highway.

Hundreds filled the streets of Oakland in California. Credit: Reuters

Thousands are taking part in protests in New York, Washington and California, which have so far remained peaceful.

It comes after three unarmed black men were killed by police in recent weeks.

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