Members of the Champaign-Urbana community and beyond gathered today for this peaceful protest in response to the murder of George Floyd and countless others. The protest kicked off at the Champaign County Courthouse where it made a lap in the vicinity of Downtown Urbana, stopping eventually at the City of Urbana building. After that, and making several stops at stoplights and intersections down Elm and Green Street through Campustown, the march ended up near Downtown Champaign at the Champaign Police Department at First and University in Champaign.

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IMAGE: A group of protestors with their fists raised in the air. There's a white and grey building in the background surrounded by tress. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A man with a raised fists is in the center of the photo, standing beneath a stoplight, amongst a group of people. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A sign from a protestor that reads Silence is Betrayal!. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A protestor's sign raised in the air amongst a group of people. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A group of protestors stand along a brick wall with two flag poles next to them. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A large group of protestors with signs. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A large group of protestors with signs. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A man stands in a circle of protestors holding a megaphone. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

IMAGE: A group of protestors stand in a circle, with men in the middle on a knee. There's the Champaign City Building in the background. Photo by Anna Longworth.
Photo by Anna Longworth.

Top image by Anna Longworth.