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Thousands Expected To March In Weekend George Floyd Protest Starting In Union Park

The protest will start Saturday morning at Union Park.

A person holds a sign while walking in the Old Town 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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HUMBOLDT PARK — An activist group is staging a peaceful protest this weekend in the Union Park area to demand justice in the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The protest is slated to kick off 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. Thousands of people have indicated on on Facebook they plan to participate. The march initially was scheduled to start in Humboldt Park and travel through Logan Square, but organizers decided to move further east.

People and organizations who would like to get involved in the protest should email

Dom Brown, 32, of Wicker Park, is one of about 20 activists organizing the protest with the group Activate Chi.

“We believe that the community is strong and we want to unify over a common goal, and that’s [ending] police brutality and racism in America,” Brown said.

The route of the protest.

Brown said they’re working with local leaders and organizations, but they’re still hoping to get more involved.

“We want to make sure it speaks to the greater good,” he said.

Sanjee Choudhuri, 22, of Logan Square, who’s also organizing the protest, said the action is meant to be peaceful.

“We want to emphasize and show that even when we have a large group of people we can be peaceful when we share a common set of goals,” Choudhuri said.

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