Las Vegas Protest ends in tear gas and rubber bullets (Lots of pics)

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  1. rexbobcat

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    Shiquita Dorsey leads the crowd of protesters along the sidewalks of Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, May 31, 2020. She says this march is personal for her because she has faced abuse by the police.
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    Mekkah Fields, who took on the role of coordinator and police mediator, addresses the crowd of protestors at a short reprieve. She says the reason she accepted the responsibility is because, "I'm black in America - can't be black in the house, car, outside. If I wasn't going to speak out I wouldn't have come. My heart is too heavy to not come out here and do something about it."
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    A portrait of protester Gary Jones, along Las Vegas Boulevard, May 31, 2020. He says he marches for George Floyd and his friend, Julius Sampson, who was killed in 2019 by Robert Anthony Granato while defending a bartender in Salem, NC. "I've donated, I've called litigation, I'm out here protesting. I don't know what else to do."
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    The first bottle of water thrown at the Las Vegas Police Department.
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    Carolina Gonzalez, 18, and Angel Wolfhart, 21, rest after fleeing Las Vegas Boulevard, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Wolfhart, who spent the early evening attempting to deescalate tensions between protesters and the Las Vegas Police Department, was tear gassed twice and shot at least 4 times by rubber bullets. "I'm so tired of this," he said tearfully. "This is what they wanted from the get go. I tried to keep the peace. They wanted to shoot us from moment one. They shot unarmed protesters. They shot as people were running with their hands up."
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    Thanks rexbobcat! Well captured.
     
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    Cool images.
     
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    God I cant wait for this to be over.
     
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    Good pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Rex, these pictures are amazing.
     
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    On another note, let's all remember to keep the comments totally focused on the images, please. NO political commentary about the event. There have already been some borderline comments. Don't push it any further.

    If you feel you must comment, please take it to the Subscribers Forum.
     
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    Wow, very topical and some excellent images here. Very well done!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Very good set, very sad situation,,,,,,,
     
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    Very good group. Interesting subject that is well represented by # 7 for my taste.
     
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    As someone with a former background in journalism, I commend you for getting names and ages.
     
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