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Rogers Park Street Corner Protest To Demand Justice For George Floyd

The Rogers Park demonstration is the second in a planned series of protests centered in busy North Side neighborhoods.

Protesters in the Wrigleyville neighborhood during a peaceful protest on June 2, 2020 in reaction to the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
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ROGERS PARK — A group of activists will stage a peaceful protest on a prominent Rogers Park corner Wednesday to call for justice in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The “pop-up” protest will take place from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Greenleaf Avenue at the southern end of Loyola Park, according to event organizers. The protest will remain at the intersection rather than march through the neighborhood.

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This is the second in a series of peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrations planned for busy North Side intersections. On Tuesday, the same group held a protest at the corner of Chicago and Ashland avenues in West Town.

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One of two organizers of the corner demonstrations is Jocelyn Prince, a Rogers Park resident.

“We want to bring this issue to white neighborhoods,” Prince said. “This sort of thing, anyone can do. We’re encouraging everyone to provide some visibility to the movement.”

Those coming out to the Rogers Park protest are asked to bring signs, noisemakers and wear masks. The group will seek to encourage drivers heading through the intersection to “honk for justice.”

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