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Black Lives Matter persists in efforts to raise awareness

  • Demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers, Friday, July 8, 2016. Thousands of people marched along the streets of downtown to protest the recent police shootings of African-Americans. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said earlier in the day that people have the right to protest this weekend but urged them to cooperate with law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers, Friday, July 8, 2016. Thousands of people marched along the streets of downtown to protest the recent police shootings of African-Americans. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said earlier in the day that people have the right to protest this weekend but urged them to cooperate with law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers, Friday, July 8, 2016. Thousands of people marched along the streets of downtown to protest the recent police shootings of African-Americans. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said earlier in the day that people have the right to protest this weekend but urged them to cooperate with law enforcement. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers, Friday, July 8, 2016. Thousands of people marched along the streets of downtown to protest the recent police shootings of African-Americans. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said earlier in the day that people have the right to protest this weekend but urged them to cooperate with law enforcement. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Black Lives Matter sign is held up near the Capitol as a protest march about police brutality arrived after having started near the White House, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)

    A Black Lives Matter sign is held up near the Capitol as a protest march about police brutality arrived after having started near the White House, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)  (The Associated Press)

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement are continuing to coordinate rallies spotlighting the police killings of black people.

After five Dallas officers were killed, organizers were quick to distance themselves from retaliation against police. But they say they understand the frustration that led to Thursday's shootings.

The Dallas police chief said the sniper told officers he was "upset about Black Lives Matter." Police identified him as Micah Johnson, a 25-year-old Army veteran from suburban Dallas, and haven't indicated whether he had anything to do with Black Lives Matter, or any other group.

The movement hasn't slowed. In Philadelphia, people planned a "Weekend of Rage" over perceived injustice, while in Atlanta, marchers demonstrated peacefully for hours Friday night.