Spearheaded by Illinois Football’s Kendrick Green, a large group of athletes, students, and coaches participated in a Black Lives Matter march through campus Monday afternoon.
A group of #Illini football players are leading hundreds of athletes, coaches, students, staff & others in a march toward the Champaign Police Department.— Gavin Good (@itsallG_O_O_D) August 31, 2020
Chanting “No justice, no peace, prosecute the police!” pic.twitter.com/rIKW6lU13q
The crowd is now forming at the Champaign Police Department. pic.twitter.com/znSPPsuE5Z— gabby hajduk (@gabby_h11) August 31, 2020
Sometimes silence says everything pic.twitter.com/xswvaDwk68— Mariah Guzman (@MariahLGuzman) August 31, 2020
The protests come in the wake of the shootings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake and other victims of police brutality. The scene today in Champaign-Urbana resembles others that continue to unfold across the country...