Celebrations, protests mix at DC Juneteenth event

DMV residents rallied in D.C. on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth – a holiday given more weight as it falls in the wake of massive nationwide protests and unrest.

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Like cities across the country, the nation’s capital was rocked by demonstrations – some of which erupted into violence and vandalism.

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Friday’s event mixed protest signs with Go-Go music, as residents celebrated the day slavery effectively ended in the United States.

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