The march, "The Black Lives Matter March for Justice and Peace (BLMMJP)," drew about 3,000 young people from Evanston and Skokie, started at McCormick and Golf headed to McCormick and Dempster and ended back at McCormick and Golf.
Marchers chanted "No justice, no peace, no racist police," "Say his name; George Floyd," "Say her name, Breona Taylor," and "Black lives matter."
At Dempster, marchers sat, lay, or kneeled on the street for eight minutes and 48 seconds to observe a silence marking the amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on George Floyd's neck causing his death. Several young people addressed the crowd.
Mandy Eason live-streamed the march. You can watch it here:
Some pictures from today’s march/rally ! The pouring of rain did not stop us from joining together in unity today! It was a wonderful, powerful & peaceful gathering!✊🏽❤️