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Uptown Protest Thursday Will Ask Neighbors To ‘Honk For Justice’

The Uptown demonstration is the third in a planned series of protests centered in busy North Side neighborhoods.

Protesters in West Town on June 2, 2020.
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UPTOWN — The third in a series of North Side street corner protests will take place in Uptown Thursday.

The “pop-up” protest will be held 4-6 p.m. at the corner of Ainslie Street and Sheridan Road, according to event organizers. The protest will remain at the intersection rather than march through the neighborhood.

This is the third street corner protest to take place on the North Side this week and the second major demonstration in Uptown, after thousands took to the neighborhood Monday.

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On Wednesday, a large crowd gathered at a Rogers Park intersection near Loyola Park, holding signs and encouraging drivers to show their support for Black Lives Matter. Tuesday saw the first street corner protest organized by the group, with activists gathering at a busy intersection in West Town.

The street corner demonstrations are meant to bring visibility to the cause of ending police abuses and racist practices, said Jocelyn Prince, an organizer of the events and 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 Uptown protest are asked to bring signs, noisemakers and wear masks. The group will encourage drivers heading through the intersection to “honk for justice.”

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