Evanston Fight for Black Lives is holding a march and rally this afternoon to protest the killing of George Floyd and the death of or harm to other black people at the hands of police.

The nation has erupted in protests over the killing of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis Police Department while three other officers stood by. Locally, there is outcry over the arrest of Trent Alexander Hunt – and his being chased and wrestled to the ground by Evanston Police Officers – for recording how police handled the traffic stop of a friend of his. 

Today’s march will begin at 1:30 at the corner of Church Street and Asbury Avenue and proceed to the Evanston Township High School parking lot for a rally beginning at 3 p.m.

Organizers of the March and rally advise that all participants must wear masks and that social distancing will be observed.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...