Gallery | Protesters demonstrate in downtown Champaign

By Quentin Shaw, Staff Photographer

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  • Protestors gather outside the Urbana Police Department and hear speeches during the protest against the death of George Floyd.

  • A man plays the trumpet near the Urbana Police Department during the protest against the death of George Floyd.

  • Protestors march down Elm Street during the protest against the death of George Floyd.

  • Protestors march down Elm Street during the protest against the death of George Floyd.

  • At the intersection of Green Street and Lincoln Avenue, protesters kneel for 7 minutes in silence, the same amount of time that the police kneeled on George Floyd's neck. This demonstration is repeated at each intersection protesters occupied.

  • Protestors kneel in solidarity at the intersection of Green Street and Lincoln Avenue.

  • Protestors kneel in solidarity at the intersection of Green Street and Lincoln Avenue.

  • Protestors march westward on Green Street carrying a Black Lives Matter banner.

  • Some protesters attempt to kneel in front of the police car as the officers leave the scene. Organizers and other protesters quickly asked them to stop.

  • Protestors gather at the intersection of Green and Wright streets.

  • Protestors occupy the intersection of Green and Third streets while organizers speak.

  • At the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Neil Street, supporters of the protest create an aid station offering free water and hand sanitizer.

  • A bystander steps out of their vehicle to kneel in solidarity with the protestors outside of Illinois Terminal on University Avenue.

  • Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb kneels with protestors as organizer Drake Materre speaks outside of the Champaign Police Department.

  • Organizer Drake Materre, a graduating senior in the college of AHS, speaks to protestors outside of the Champaign Police Department.

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