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(WASHINGTON) — Marchers in Washington D.C. mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

On Saturday, supporters of all different races and from all over celebrated 20 years since the 1995 march with a new march called, “Justice or Else.”

One of the speakers was Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who launched the original march.

“We are still trying to get…civil rights,” he told the crowd. “While at the same time, we are denied the human right of self-determination.”

He also commended the Native Americans in the crowd for wearing their native dress.

“They are not here as some mascot,” he said. “They are here because they are the original owners of this part of the earth and we honor them with the honor that they justly do.”

Another speaker was District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser who said she would continue to be focused on “growing pathways to the middle class” and finding “productive avenues” for young people as well as men and women coming home from war.

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