Closing out a week that saw the murders of two Black trans women and regressive legislation from the Trump administration, thousands across the United States marched on Saturday and Sunday (June 13 and 14) to affirm that Black Trans Lives Matter.

The rallies came, reports CNN, “after two Black trans women—Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, 27, of Philadelphia, and Riah Milton, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio— were murdered last week.” According to the Human Rights Campaign, there have been 14 reported murders of trans and gender non-conforming people in 2020—though this number is likely undercounted. CNN continues:

Like Fells and Milton, the majority of trans people killed are black women. Ninety-one percent of the reported murders of trans and gender non-conforming people in 2019 were black women, and 81% were under the age of 30, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which tracks reported killings.

The rallies also came following the June 12th announcement—on the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse—that the federal government will no longer recognize gender identity as a reason for discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies.

Against the backdrop of these atrocities, people came out and spoke up across the country for Black trans lives. In Brooklyn, the largest rally, an estimated 15,000 gathered by the Brooklyn Museum. Activist Raquel Willis led the crowd in the chant, ”I believe in my power. I believe in your power. I believe in our power. I believe in Black trans power.”

A reported 25,000 marched through Hollywood on Sunday for an All Black Lives Matter protest. The march, reports CNN affiliate KTLA, was to honor Tony McDade, a Black transgender man killed by a Tallahassee, Florida police officer on May 27.

Chicago’s Drag March for Change, held June 14, brought out thousands to protest against racial Injustice. Organizer Joe Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times, “All black lives matter, and that includes queer black lives, and trans black lives. We just had to get out there and make sure that was part of the conversation.”

Bostonians came out on Saturday chanting ”no justice, no peace, no anti-trans violence on our streets.”

One day after the Brooklyn march, on June 15, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a massive legal victory for LGBT rights, ruling that the 1964 civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.