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WATCH: Thousands Gather In Brooklyn In Support Of Black Trans Lives

Early estimates say at least 15,000 people were in attendance for the historic Black Trans Lives Matter March in Brooklyn. (Photo via @prideamsterdam)

Protesters packed the courtyard of the Brooklyn Museum and surrounding parkway in New York City on Sunday in support of Black trans lives, merging the fight to protect two deeply marginalized groups, reports NBC News.

The rally began about 1 p.m. in front of the museum, just a short walk east of Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, as activists made speeches emphasizing the importance of human rights for Black trans lives. About two hours later, attendees began to march north, led by event organizers and Black transgender women in front.

A number of groups, including the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, The Okra Project and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, co-organized Sunday's rally and march.

Check out images and videos from the historic march below.

Brooklyn wasn't the only American city to see thousands of people turn out to support the Black trans community; Boston, Chicago, San Antonio and the massive All Black Lives Matter March in Los Angeles also took place over the weekend. You can find coverage on those marches here.

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