CHICAGO (CBS) — Protesters marched from Wrigley Field toward the downtown area Tuesday afternoon, calling for justice for George Floyd.
The protest started at 2 p.m. in Wrigley Field with what appeared to be a couple hundred people in attendance, and proceeded south on Clark Street through Lakeview and Lincoln Park to the Near North Side.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
By 5 p.m., the group had grown to at least 1,000 as they were seated at Division and Larrabee streets while speakers addressed them, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported.
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At 6 p.m., the group remained at Division and Larrabee streets. It was a unified protest, in which people said the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald, and others who have died in the hands of police across the country.MORE NEWS: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
Police bicycle patrols and officers in blue helmets were on the scene, while a National Guard vehicle blocked the Near North (18th) District police station at the corner.