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PHOTOS: June 1 George Floyd Protest In Urbana

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Protesters take part in George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020.

Members of Black Lives Matter attend a George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
Kneeling man holds up sign saying “I Can’t Breathe” – the last words spoken by George Floyd as a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck – during June 1, 2020 protest in Urbana. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
Protesters take part in George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
Protesters take part in George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
Protesters take part in George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
Protesters kneel in the street as part of a George Floyd protest in Urbana on June 1, 2020. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
“I can’t breathe” is written in chalk in the streets of Urbana during June 1, 2020 protests. Those were the last words spoken by George Floyd as a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom

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Lee V. Gaines

Lee V. Gaines

Lee Gaines covers Education for the Illinois Newsroom. She started at Illinois Public Media in 2017 and her stories have been featured nationally on NPR. Prior to her work at IPM, Lee wrote for newspapers and magazines in Chicago and nationally. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, and the Marshall Project. She also recently completed a fellowship with the Education Writers Association. ➤ lvgaines@illinois.edu@LeeVGaines

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