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.
Here at the player run protest for Black lives. Will update for @di_sports pic.twitter.com/Uc7BKjjLWY— Brendyn Jones (@brendyn_jones) August 31, 2020
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
Kendrick Green says we’ll take a moment for prayer, then kneel. Then the floor will be open for speakers to share their messages. #Illini pic.twitter.com/Hk8VHy7ehs— Gavin Good (@itsallG_O_O_D) August 31, 2020
Sometimes silence says everything pic.twitter.com/xswvaDwk68— Mariah Guzman (@MariahLGuzman) August 31, 2020
#illini Kendrick Green on how this came together. He organized it. Said he's been on the phone often for three days. pic.twitter.com/p6RXaUi91E— Joey Wagner (@mrwagner25) 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...
#BREAKING: Nick Saban leads #Bama football players, coaches on march on campus for social justice @whnt pic.twitter.com/FbB6yqxq0I— Shevaun Bryan (@finessebryan) August 31, 2020
We stand together. pic.twitter.com/mYrQbCCRLy— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) August 27, 2020