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Photos: Protesters march through Rochester

A protest was held Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park.

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Protest organizers, from left, Darrell Washington Jr., Sarah Taha, and Abigayl Anderson-Tryon, raise their fists during an eight minute and 46 second moment of silence Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester during a protest in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
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Salma Abdi, 16, of Rochester, chants during a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Protest organizer Jaida Crowson, 17, of Rochester, leads a chant Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester during a protest in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Damon Quinn, of Rochester, takes part in a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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A protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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A protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Xavier Zhamyrom, of Rochester, holds his napping godson Ezekai Price, 9-months-old, while attending a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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A protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Yezi Gugsa, 17, one of the event organizers, speaks during a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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A protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Passersby show support as a protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Organizers and protesters pause for an eight minute and 46 second moment of silence Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester during a protest in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Protesters make signs ahead of a march Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Protesters march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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A protest is held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Damon Quinn, of Rochester, chants during a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Kamau Wilkins, founder of Rochester for Justice, speaks during a protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Protesters march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Protesters march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Rochester in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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Organizers and protesters pause for an eight minute and 46 second moment of silence Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Mayo Park in Rochester during a protest in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. An estimated 2,000 people took part in the protest, which included a march from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mayo Park. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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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