PHOTOS: Crowds line DC streets on 9th day of protests

For the ninth consecutive day, demonstrators took to the streets of the nation’s capital to protest the killing of George Floyd and other African Americans who have been killed in violent conflicts with police.

The size of protests waned through the week, but D.C. police chief Peter Newsham said he had expected Saturday’s to be the biggest yet, and possibly one of the largest the city has ever seen.

See photos from the protest below.

Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators paint the words 'defund the police' as they protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Demonstrators march through the streets during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrations are being held across the US following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 6: Protesters march down Pennsylavania Avenue from the Capitol as George Floyd police brutality demonstrations and marches are held around Washington on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (C) speaks to demonstrators gathered on the newly named Black Lives Plaza during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is the 12th day of protests with thousands of people descending on the city to peacefully demonstrate in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
The statue of Martin Luther King Jr. looks out above a peaceful demonstration on June 6, 2020.
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
As a Drug Enforcement Agency police office and National Guard soldiers watch, demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A demonstrator hugs a National Guard soldier during a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, as they walk away from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
People kneel in silence, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, in remembrance of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Demonstrators, including NarDre Thompson, 12, of Washington, protests Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators, including Morgan Hubbard, 13, center, of Washington, protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators, including Caden Hollingsworth, 8, of Washington, protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Demonstrators, including Rylie Rose, 7, of Washington, protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A demonstrator protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Tiffany Rose joins with other demonstrators protesting Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. In the background is St. Johns Church. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dozens gather for a moment of silence at 16th and H streets in D.C. They stayed for 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time that a knee was pressed into George Floyd’s neck.

Katie Williams, right, poses for a photo with her son Benjamin, 18 months, and husband Kyle near the White House, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in D.C., as people gather before scheduled protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers.

A checkpoint blocks traffic on 16th Street Northwest as people gather near the White House, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in D.C., before scheduled protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers.

A man takes pictures of demonstrators gathering ahead of protests in D.C. on Saturday

The scene outside of Some scenes outside of Lafayette Park at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. ahead of planned protests on Saturday.

A crowd begins to grow in D.C. ahead of scheduled demonstrations on Saturday.

Demonstrators start to gather in D.C. ahead of planned protests on Saturday.

The scene outside of Lafayette Square park at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. ahead of planned protests on Saturday.

Water is seen waiting for demonstrators outside of Lafayette Park at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C.

Members of the National Guard are seen walking through Lafayette Park ahead of planned protests on Saturday.

People taking photos outside of Lafayette Park at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. ahead of demonstrations.

Bottled water and snacks are seen available in front of Saint Johns Church in D.C. for demonstrators.

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