More than 1,000 gather for peaceful protest at Illinois Statehouse

Black Lives Matter activists denounce law enforcement violence against African Americans

By PETER HANCOCK | Capitol News Illinois
Posted 6/2/20

SPRINGFIELD — A peaceful protest organized largely by teenagers drew several hundred people to the Illinois Statehouse on Monday to demonstrate against the recent death of George Floyd in Minnesota and countless other African Americans who have died at the hands of law enforcement throughout the U.S. in recent years.

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