Marches held in Bronzeville, Lincoln Park as George Floyd protests continue

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CHICAGO — Protesters gathered for two large protests Tuesday afternoon on the North and South sides.

Thousands attended a march that began in Bronzeville around 5 p.m.

The march and rally was organized by religious, community and political leaders.

Most of the crowd was in masks and was seen trying their best to social distance from one another.

They marched on Martin Luther King Jr Drive through Bronzeville and it culminated in a rally in Washington Park.

A second group began peacefully marching around 2 p.m. in Wrigleyville. The group stopped at various intersections along the way including at Division Street and Larrabee Avenue in Lincoln Park.

Both demonstrations were protests the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe.

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