Sending a message on civil rights

Amid a steady drizzle, thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday from the Washington Monument to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington, DC, seeking to bring attention to issues such as immigration, police brutality and affordable heal
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Amid a steady drizzle, thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday from the Washington Monument to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington, DC, seeking to bring attention to issues such as immigration, police brutality and affordable healthcare. The rally, led by the Reverend Al Sharpton, was sparked by concerns about United States President-elect Donald Trump's stance on civil rights issues.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2017, with the headline 'Sending a message on civil rights'. Print Edition | Subscribe