Press Release


September 4, 2020

Contact: Justin Daniels,, 703-254-3463

DC Protests


DC Protests Release Statement, Announce March and Memorial In Honor of Deon Kay Who Was Murdered by MPD

DC Protestors will come together once again with heavy hearts following the murder of Deon Kay; an 18 year old DMV native, whose life was lost at the hands of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). DC Protests (DCP) co-founder, Justin, remarks: “We, meaning the people are tired of seeing our Black community members die by the hands of unjust and senseless police brutality. It is no secret that police departments across the United States treat Black and Brown people with little regard, respect or concern which fosters the urge for the police to commit gruesome murders, mass shootings, and acts of violence.”

A deadly double standard exists where Black and Brown men, women, children, and trans and non-binary individuals are shot and killed on sight without reason. Yet, white people such as Kyle Rittenhouse brutally killed two people, maimed another, crossed a police line and was still allowed to go home to sleep comfortably. Deon Kay was expeditiously and unemotionally shot rather than being subdued or reasoned within the same way white suspects are treated. Philando Castile had a legally registered firearm and again the police acted as judge, jury, and executioner. Rittenhouse, on the other hand, has six criminal charges yet was allowed to pass by police, cross state lines, and sleep comfortably after killing two and injuring one.

DC Protests is dedicating this weekend to Deon and other lives lost at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve; in doing so there will be a memorial service and art installation in their honor. Attendees will bring chalk or flowers to commemorate them. DC Protests is also collecting school supplies, indoor games, and hygienic supplies for members of Deon’s community.

DC Protests will march from Malcolm X Park on Saturday, September 5, in honor of those killed by the police as they work to elevate the stories of those who have experienced police brutality. More information at Donations are being collected to help service the needs of those supporting the movement.

DC Protests is a grassroots organization (pending 501(c)(3) status) dedicated to confronting injustices that disproportionately affect Black and Brown communities, and providing education on anti-Blackness and the systemic racism within our governmental institutions.




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