1. Benae Jackson, 19, a second-year animal sciences student at Santa Fe College, attends the Black Lives Matter protest on August 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (Emily Felts/Alligator Staff)

  1. Amanda Lewis, 27, the advanced principles of criminal justice teacher at UF and a member of “Gainesville for Social Justice,” speaks to the crowd before they begin the march to Bo Diddley Plaza on August 28, 2020. (Emily Felts/Alligator Staff)
  1. Protesters march along West University Avenue towards Bo diddley Plaza during the protest on August 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (Emily Felts/Alligator Staff)

  1. Scottie Lewis, 20, a shooting guard for the UF men’s basketball team and a second-year telecommunications and political science student, gives a speech on West University Avenue, where the UF football team meets up with protesters on August 28, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (Emily Felts/Alligator Staff)

A woman held up a "Black Lives Matter" sign during the protest at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., on June 4, 2020. 

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Protesters hold signs at the downtown Courthouse on Clay St June 6, 2020. Thousands of people showed up to protest police brutality, racial injustice and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. [Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

Attendees sat in the crowd during most of the protest held at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., June 4, 2020, and listened attentively to 13 speakers. [Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

Protest attendees cheered and clapped as a little girl ran onto the area where the speakers were talking to the crowd. This protesting event took place on June 4, 2020, at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beache, Fla.[Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

One of the speakers who spoke to protesting attendees at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., on June 4, 2020, started off by saying she feels grateful to live in a city where people are not being attacked for peacefully protesting. [Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

Towards the end of the protest held June 4, 2020, at the Seawalk Pavilion. Protestors in the crowd were asked to take a knee in remembrance of George Floyd. Then they were lead through a series of chants, such as “no justice, no peace, racist police.” [Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

Journie McCray, 9, marches with her family at the protest held June 6, 2020 at the Court House on Clay St. Her father Joshua McCray, said Journie, along with his other kids Joslyn, Joshua and Josiah are the future and he has to raise them up to fight back.

Kyla Doubek, 20, writes “no justice, no peace” on a sign at the protest which took place at the downtown Courthouse Jacksonville, Fla.,  June 6, 2020. 

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Marchers protest at the downtown Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla., June 6, 2020. Thousands of people showed up to protest police brutality, racial injustice and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. [Emily Felts/Florida Times-Union]

Princess DNA, 22, a Jacksonville activist burnt sage at the protest, which took place June 6, 2020 in front of the Courthouse Jacksonville, Fla.

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