2020: Year in Photos

By: Jake Mysliwczyk
Doctors and nurses from West Penn Hospital kneel outside during a June 5 Black Lives Matter rally in Friendship Park. 
Rebecca Addison wears a face mask encouraging others to do the same for a ‘Pittsburgh Current’ July cover. 
An estimated crowd of one thousand gather at the intersection of Sixth and Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh on May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd following his killing by a Minneapolis police officer while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reporter, Alexis Johnson speaking to media outside the P-G North Shore offices on June 8 after being banned from covering Black Lives Matter protest. 
A Pittsburgh Police car is set on fire outside of PPG Paints Arena on May 30 during a protest demanding justice for George Floyd.
President Elect, Joe Biden addresses a crowd on Election Eve in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. 
A crowd raises their hands in support for George Floyd during a June 1 protest in East Liberty. 
The Duquesne Incline displays signs as a reminder to protect ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A woman holds a sign reading “Give Me Liberty or Give Me COVID-19” during a “Re-open PA rally on April 20 on Grant St.
The Harris Theater marque reads, “This is just intermission, stay safe and healthy.”
Hundreds of vehicles lineup outside of PPG Paints Arena on April 10 to accept food from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank during a drive-up food distribution. 
Danielle Brown, mother of Jaylen Brown sits in a rocking chair at Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood on July 9 during the start of her hunger strike demanding answers for her sons death. 
Protesters get into an argument with Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto on the front porch of his Point Breeze home on Aug. 19. 
Protesters march down Route 51 in Whitehall on July 20 to celebrate the birthday of Jonny Gammage who was killed by Whitehall Police in 1995 during a traffic stop.
Lisa Haabestad of Shadyside holds an “Air Quality Complaint List,” (a record of complaints filed between 2016 and 2018 with the Allegheny Health Department) at a Clean Air Rally in Pittsburgh on Friday, Jan.10. 
A woman holds a sign reading “I want the dream” and holds a smiley face balloon before the start of a march honoring the second anniversary of the killing of Antwon Rose on June 19. 
Students, parents and education advocates protest police officers in schools on Monday June 22 outside of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building. 
Post Malone looks into the camera as he performs for a sold out PPG Paints Arena crowd on Feb 24.
Protesters block the Greenfield Bridge on May 1 calling for a rent freeze for Allegheny County.  
A woman stands on her car roof with a sign reading, “Freedom Trumps the Virus” during a “Re-Open PA” rally on April 20. 
A woman raises her middle finger towards mounted Pittsburgh Police as water bottles are thrown at the officers on horseback during a May 30 protest.
Pittsburgh Police clash with a group of protesters in Mellon Park on Aug. 19 after declaring an “unlawful assembly.”
Sunlight shines on a Black Lives Matter flag before a “Count Every Vote” march in South Side on Nov. 7.
“The Fence” at Carnegie Mellon University is painted purple and yellow on Jan. 28 in memory of the sudden death of NBA star, Kobe Bryant.
“Yinz got this #together apart” is displayed in the windows above North Shore Tavern in early April.
A labor rally in support of Post-Gazette workers outside the PG North Shore offices on Sept. 25.
Black Smoke fills the sky as a Pittsburgh Police car is burning on the side of the road outside PPG Paints Arena during a May 30 protest demanding justice for George Floyd.
“Stop imagining the apocalypse. Start imagining the revolution.” A message written in chalk on Pittsburgh’s North Shore River walk. April 5, 2020.
Pennsylvania State Troopers block the Liberty Tunnels during a June 5 Black Lives Matter protest in Dormont.
Parents of inmates at the Allegheny County Jail demand their children receive proper care during a protest outside the jail on July 17.  
A crowd of about 50 march down Brownsville Rd. in Brentwood on July 20 to celebrate the birthday of Jonny Gammage who was killed by Whitehall Police in 1995 during a traffic stop.
A Black Lives Matter flag is visible in the reflection of a piece of a mirror which is part of a banner reading “every vote counts.” This banner was hanging from a bus in South Side on Nov. 7 as a celebration parade made its way down East Carson St.

A full moon rises behind Pittsburgh on April 7 as the buildings are lit in yellow for #LovefromPgh Illumination-Ovation. Honoring the essential workers doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Protective face masks cover the sculpture of Seneca leader Guyasuta and George Washington on Pittsburgh’s Point Of View statue on Mount Washington.
A small group of protesters block a man wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat from entering their protest in Oakland on July 20.

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