A highly spirited peaceful rally on Redwood City’s Courthouse Square drew a diverse cross section of Peninsula residents on Tuesday, June 2nd in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)

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In the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police, an abundance of protests continue to persist around the nation. Here on the Peninsula, there have been a variety of different rallies and demonstrations that have taken place throughout the week.

The Six Fifty had photographers on hand capturing these events over the past few days and we are heartened by the poise and spirit that we see in these images.

Take a look…

Protesters kneel in front of City Hall in Palo Alto on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)
Protesters march in Menlo Park in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)
Protesters march down northbound U.S. Highway 10, blocking all lanes of traffic, in Palo Alto on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)
Clockwise from top: Brooke Whitcomb kneels with hundreds of other protesters for a nine minute moment of silence in honor of George Floyd at Burgess Park; Nathan Wei kneels in honor of George Floyd; Hundreds of protesters kneel and observe a nine-minute moment of silence for George Floyd at Burgess Park in Menlo Park; Osei Johnson, 9, kneels with other protesters during a moment of silence in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 1. (Photos by Magali Gauthier)
Local students cross El Camino Real during demonstrations on June 1st. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)
Pastor Paul Bains speaks to the large crowd assembled at Courthouse Square in Redwood City on June 2 in protest of George Floyd’s murder and police brutality in America. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)
Peninsula residents gathered on Courthouse Square in Redwood City for a large peaceful protest on June 2 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)
Protesters observe a moment of silence for George Floyd on Courthouse Square during a spirited peaceful protest on June 2. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)
Protesters begin to gather near City Hall in San Mateo on June 3, prior to marching to a nearby police station. (Photo by Renee Clark)
Protesters kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto on June 3. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)
Clockwise from top left: Alanna Stevenson, 15, leads the Black Lives Matter protest down Fordhman Street in East Palo Alto; Eric Stevenson and Joseph Escobar share a moment of silence with hundreds of protesters at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto on June 3; East Palo Alto Sergeant Matafanua Luelamaga kneels to honor George Floyd along with other protesters in Bell Street Park; Protesters march down University Avenue in East Palo Alto. (Photo by Magali Gauthier)
Protestors gathered for a peaceful protest on Courthouse Square in Redwood City on June 2. (Photo by Federica Armstrong)

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