Chief Illiniwek protesters block Homecoming Parade

Ethan Scholl The Daily Illini

Chancellor Robert Jones helps Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones exit their car due to the 2017 Homecoming Parade being blocked by an anti-Chief Illiniwek protest on Friday. Earlier this week, following a meeting with alumni, students with indigenous backgrounds and Native American House staff, Illinois Student Government sent out information that it would be boycotting the parade.

Ethan Scholl The Daily Illini

A protest was organized by Illinois Student Government and caused disruptions in the 2017 Homecoming Parade on Friday. The parade was stopped by a line of protesters at the corner of Wright and Green Streets.

Ethan Scholl The Daily Illini

University police officers separate Chancellor Robert Jones and Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones from anti-Chief Illiniwek protesters, who chanted “not our mascot” and held signs demanding “no more Chief” and a new mascot for the next 150 years.

Quentin Shaw The Daily Illini

Anti-Chief Illiniwek protesters faced University police officers on the corner of Wright and Green streets after forming a blockade. The protest was organized by Illinois Student Government and included other student organizations.