Elijah Foggy, 19, yells into a megaphone at the Protest Against Police Murder on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at St. Louis City Hall. The protest was organized by a group of students and included hundreds of participants to walk from City Hall to the St. Louis Police Headquarters. "This is a young people's movement," said Foggy. "Our voices will be heard."
Marvin-Alanzo Greer holds up a sign as he marches in the Protest Against Police Murder on Sunday, June 7, 2020, on Tucker Blvd. in St. Louis. Demonstrators marched in leau of the deaths of Black lives at the hands of police officers including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. "No justice, no peace," chanted the protestors.
A woman marks the sidewalk with chalk that reads 'silence is violence,' at a protest on Sunday, June 7, 2020, on Tucker Blvd. in St. Louis. Demonstrators from many races and backgrounds march in solidarity at protests across the nation.
Elijah Foggy, 19, leads chants at the Protest Against Police Murder on Sunday, June 7, 2020, on Washington Ave. in Downtown St Louis. "My spirit [brought me here today], you know. I feel for my people, I feel their spirit."
A protestor sits above the crowd marching down 18th St. at the Protest Against Police Murder on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in St. Louis. Protestors were encouraged to wear masks during the demonstrations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will persist through all circumstances," shouted the protestor from the ledge.
A protestor jumps over the concrete baracade blocking protestors from the St. Louis Police Headquarter's on Olive St. in St. Louis, on Sunday, June 7, 2020. The protestors chanted to end police brutality in front of the building. "Hey, hey. Ho, ho. These racist cops have got to go."
Crystal Howard holds her daughter Nyra Hall, 5, in front of the Florissant Police Department, on Sunday, June 7, 2020. "I will always stand with her," said Howard. "I don't want her to grow up living in fear. No child should live with that fear of 'am I next?'"
Bishop Derrick Robinson, an organizer for 'Respect Us,' encourages Tay'Jah Jones, 9, to speak at a protest on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Florissant Police Department. "We need to amplify black voices," said Robinson.
A protestor wears a t-shirt that reads 'The system has failed us' on Monday, June 8, 2020 while a demonstration blocks traffic on Lindberg, Blvd. in Florissant, Missouri. Demonstrators refer to topics including red-lining, the school-to-prison pipeline, police brutaility and racial profiling.
Police officers guard Florissant Mayor Tim Lowrey's home as protestors demand the indictment and conviction of former police detective Joshua Smith on June 8, 2020. Smith had been caught on video hitting a suspect with his unmarked SUV, followed a beating outside of the officer's jurisdiction.
A protestor raises his middle finger towards police guarding Florissant Mayor Tim Lowrey's home on Monday, June 8, 2020. Demonstrators walked from the Police Department to the Mayor's home to demand the prosecution and convition of former Florissant Police Detective Joshua Smith. "We will apply pressure," said protest organizer Bishop Derrick Robinson.
Blue Scott, 6, lays on the pavement outside the Florissant Police Department for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Sunday, June 7, 2020, on Lindberg Blvd. in Florissant. The demonstration symbolized the amount of time former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck. "I want to do more," said Blue said. "He should not have died like that."
A woman got out of her vehicle to join demonstrators blocking an intersection on Lindberg Blvd. in Florissant, Missouri, on Monday, June 8, 2020. "I will stand with you," she shouted as a protestor embraced her. "Stay strong. Persist."
Polo Newton raises his fist while walking down Lindberg Blvd. in Florissan, Missouri, on Monday, June 8, 2020. Newton said he knows the fear that resides in black american hearts. "I have had cops pull guns on me when I have done nothing wrong... People shouldn't have to experience that kind of fear."
A member of the Army National Guard looks to his commanding officer as demonstrators line the gate to the Florissant Police Department on Monday, June 8, 2020. Police officers declared demonstration an unlawful assembally and threatened to arrest protestors and use chemical munitions if they did not disperse.