21 Powerful Photos From Police Brutality Protests for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

Alton Sterling (left) and Philando Castile (right).

Alton Sterling (left) and Philando Castile (right). (Photos: Twitter)

The tragic killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men, by police have shaken the country yet again. While pinned to the ground without any weapon in hand, Sterling was shot six times by Baton Rouge, Louisiana police on Tuesday. The following day in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Castile was shot four times at point-blank range during a traffic stop as he complied with an officer’s command to take out his driver’s license. His fiancé live-streamed the aftermath on Facebook, while her 4-year-old daughter watched in the back seat.

Over the past few days, protests have erupted in the cities where these men were killed as well as others throughout the country. While these rallies are certainly for the two men that lost their lives this week, they’re also the next installment of the Black Lives Matter movement and its organization around the deaths of black people in killings by police.

Depicting anger, sadness, fear, strength and resilience, the images captured at these rallies are powerful. Here are 21 of them.

Baton Rouge, Lousiana

Protesters dance in the street near the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed.

Protesters dance in the street near the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed. (Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Sandra Sterling (R), Alton Sterling's aunt, visits his memorial at the store where Alton Sterling was killed.

Sandra Sterling (right), Alton Sterling’s aunt, visits his memorial at the store where he was killed. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Protesters block traffic and dance on cars near the Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was shot and killed.

Protesters block traffic and dance on cars near the Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was shot and killed. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Pastor Johnny Young blesses Kaleigh Yates, a first cousin of Alton Sterling, outside the the convenience store where he was shot and killed.

Pastor Johnny Young blesses Kaleigh Yates, a first cousin of Alton Sterling, outside the the convenience store where he was shot and killed. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Protesters block the intersection during the third night of protest for Alton Sterling.

Protesters block the intersection during the third night of protest for Alton Sterling. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Washington D.C.

Protestors rally outside the White House.

Protestors rally outside the White House. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators lock arms as they march from The White House to Capitol Hill.

Demonstrators lock arms as they march from The White House to Capitol Hill. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to a group of demonstrators outside of The Capitol Building.

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to a group of demonstrators outside of The Capitol Building. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators hold hands as they march from The White House to Capitol Hill.

Demonstrators hold hands as they march from The White House to Capitol Hill. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Falcon Heights & St.
Paul, Minnesota

Protestors lie in an intersection during a demonstration for Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Protestors lie in an intersection during a demonstration for Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Protestors gather at the intersection where Philando Castile was shot and killed.

Protestors gather at the intersection where Philando Castile was shot and killed. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Activists and community members protest the killing of Philando Castile outside the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Activists and community members protest the killing of Philando Castile outside the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Protestors march through the streets during a demonstration for Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Protestors march through the streets during a demonstration for Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

New York City

Activists hold signs in Times Square as they protest the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police.

Activists hold signs in Times Square as they protest the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Activists have their hands up in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as they march up 5th Ave.

Activists have their hands up in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as they march up 5th Ave. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Activists protest in Times Square in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police.

Activists protest in Times Square in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Activists protest in Times Square.

Activists protest in Times Square. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Dallas, Texas

A man lays on the ground after yelling "Don't shoot me" at police during a rally in Dallas, Texas.

A man lays on the ground after yelling “Don’t shoot me” at police during a rally in Dallas, Texas. hoto: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Protestors hold signs in Dallas, Texas.

Protestors hold signs in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds a bat reading "Black Power" during a protest in Dallas, Texas.

A man holds a bat reading “Black Power” during a protest in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

People rally in Dallas, Texas protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

People rally in Dallas, Texas protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. (Photo: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

21 Powerful Photos From Police Brutality Protests for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile