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Photos: Pine Island protest against police violence, counter protest

Protesters against police violence and counter protests lined the South Main Street in Pine Island Thursday, June 25, 2020.

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From left, Saoirse Ferrini, of Buffalo, Minn., Mark Stenberg, of Pine Island, and Pastor Karen Larson, of Zwingli United Church of Christ, take part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
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Alice Kopp, one of the organizers of the protest, leads a chant during a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Christopher Carter, of Pine Island, takes part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Darcell White, of Pine Island, holds his 6-month-old daughter Anijah while taking part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Sakura Hines, on of the organizers of the protest, takes part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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From left, Saoirse Ferrini, of Buffalo, Minn., Mark Stenberg, of Pine Island, and Pastor Karen Larson, of Zwingli United Church of Christ, take part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Justin White, 2, takes part in a protest against police violence with his parents Darcell White, left, and Torria White, right, Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Jennifer Jesseph, of rural Pine Island, takes part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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From left, Alice Kopp, one of the organizers of the protest, Darcell White, of Pine Island, and his son Justin, 2, take part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Tina Larson, of Pine Island, takes part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Darcell White, of Pine Island, stands with his children, Kamiaya, 5, Rasheed, 6, Justin, 2, and Carter, 3, while taking part in a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Alice Kopp, one of the organizers of the protest, leads a chant during a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Cy Kubista, a veteran of the Korean War, salutes as counter protesters play the National Anthem across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Brothers Dylan, left, and Justin Beck, of Pine Island, take part in a counter protest across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Counter protesters gather across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Riley Weis, of Pine Island, takes part in a counter protest across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Colton Kramer, of Pine Island, takes part in a counter protest across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Logan Fohrman, of Pine Island, takes part in a counter protest across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Counter protesters gather across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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From left, Colton Kramer, Logan Fohrman, and brothers Justin and Dylan Beck, all of Pine Island, take part in a counter protest across the street from a protest against police violence Thursday, June 25, 2020, along South Main Street in Pine Island. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Joe Ahlquist is the photo editor at the Post Bulletin. Joe is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University and previously worked at the Winona (Minn.) Daily News and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader before arriving at the Post Bulletin in July of 2017. Readers can reach Joe at 507-285-7624 or jahlquist@postbulletin.com.
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