In New York, protesters clash with police as demonstrations hit cities across the country

“It’s ridiculous I can’t even remember everyone’s name anymore,” she said of all the people who had been killed by police. “The chant and idea is always remember his name, remember her name, but who can? That’s a genuine question because so many people have died at the hands of police.”

In New York, protesters clash with police as demonstrations hit cities across the country

Nearby, Andrina Dominguez said she had joined the demonstrations out of concern for her family, particularly for her sister, stepfather and others who had darker skin tones than her. “I want to live in a world where I don’t have worry about if they’re going to go home and be safe at the end of every day,” she said.

Buddy Burch, 26, meanwhile, said she felt a particular obligation as a white American.

“As a white person living in the United States … like I’m physically sick from police violence,” Burch said. “It’s important for me to put my body between police and people of color.”

NBC In New York, protesters clash with police as demonstrations hit cities across the country