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Photos: Rochester honors lives lost to police brutality

Community members joined a Power to the People rally to honor the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13.

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Abbie Anderson-Tryon, center, holds Michelle Zheng’s hand while listening to a speaker read the last words of George Floyd during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Kaliah Harden, 11, pleads that no more Black lives are lost to police brutality during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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A hand raises in solidarity during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Speakers share testimonies during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Community members listen as speakers share testimonies during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Kaliah Harden, 11, writes “Black Lives Matter” on a sign during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Malik Abdallah, 6, of Rochester, chants George Floyd’s name during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Lena Larson, 1, holds a sign during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Kaliah Harden, 11, hugs her Aunt Jackie Booth after sharing her testimony during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Damone Quinn lifts his arm during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Speakers share testimonies during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Darrell Washington leads a chant during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Ebony Haughton lays on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Community members lay on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Laura Martin of Plainview lays on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Patience Kankeh, left, lays on the ground with her hands behind her back while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Keturah Quinn of Rochester covers her mouth as she lays on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Protesters march during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Noah Carter and his cousin, Casey Hovey, lay on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Community members lay on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Speakers share testimonies during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Darrell Washington speaks during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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Teddy Collins lays on the ground while listening to a speaker read George Floyd’s last words during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost to police brutality on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

Traci Westcott is a photojournalist for the Post Bulletin covering the southeast Minnesota region. Before she moved to Rochester, she was a photojournalist for the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana. Readers can reach Traci at 507-281-7623 or twestcott@postbulletin.com.
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