Since May 25, when George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minnesota, America has been in a state of unrest. Protests in all 50 states continue daily to draw attention to issues of police brutality and the unfair and often fatal treatment of black citizens.

While several protests in St. Louis in the last several days have become violent — even resulting in a call for the National Guard from Missouri’s Gov. Mike Parson — on Saturday, June 6, thousands gathered in Kirkwood for a display of peace, allyship and support for the black community.

The Times was on-scene speaking with organizers and protesters and marching in support of black lives. Check out the photo gallery below for more scenes from the walk and read the full write-up here.

Photos by Diana Linsley unless otherwise specified.