Protest organizer Jake Roberts, who grew up in Elgin, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protest organizer Jake Roberts, who grew up in Elgin, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Chris Stout of Rochester holds an American flag with a “BLM” sign as a vehicle with a confederate flag observes from across the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Chris Stout of Rochester holds an American flag with a “BLM” sign as a vehicle with a confederate flag observes from across the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A sign is held during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A sign is held during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester chants as a counter-protester vehicle displaying the Confederate flag observes during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester chants as a counter-protester vehicle displaying the Confederate flag observes during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Dee Sabol, the executive director of Rochester’s Diversity Council, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Dee Sabol, the executive director of Rochester’s Diversity Council, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson, who grew up in Plainview but now lives in Minneapolis, chants during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “I was raised in this community and experienced a very large amount of discrimination and racism from teachers, students, families. When I was growing up I didn’t realize the things people were saying to me were wrong because there was no one to stand up for me other than my mom. It’s important to show my face today, I am one of the very few Black people in this community. It’s amazing to see all of these white people out here, because this is what we need. We will not have change until white people use their voices,” Johnson said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson, who grew up in Plainview but now lives in Minneapolis, chants during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “I was raised in this community and experienced a very large amount of discrimination and racism from teachers, students, families. When I was growing up I didn’t realize the things people were saying to me were wrong because there was no one to stand up for me other than my mom. It’s important to show my face today, I am one of the very few Black people in this community. It’s amazing to see all of these white people out here, because this is what we need. We will not have change until white people use their voices,” Johnson said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Sara Wescott of Elgin, left, holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “I’m fed up with racism in America. I think rural America is hugely complicit in racism and if we are going to change the system, we have to change it in all parts of the country, we can’t just do it in the metro,” Wescott said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Sara Wescott of Elgin, left, holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “I’m fed up with racism in America. I think rural America is hugely complicit in racism and if we are going to change the system, we have to change it in all parts of the country, we can’t just do it in the metro,” Wescott said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson who grew up in Plainview but now of Minneapolis, left, reads reasons that Black lives have been lost to a group of counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson who grew up in Plainview but now of Minneapolis, left, reads reasons that Black lives have been lost to a group of counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester hands off water bottles to a group of counter protesters accross the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester hands off water bottles to a group of counter protesters accross the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Chris Stout of Rochester holds an American flag with a “BLM” sign underneath during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Chris Stout of Rochester holds an American flag with a “BLM” sign underneath during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Maverik Sawyer, 17, displays his Trump shirt across the street from a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “They say Black lives matter, well so do white. Everyone matters,” Sawyer said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Maverik Sawyer, 17, displays his Trump shirt across the street from a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. “They say Black lives matter, well so do white. Everyone matters,” Sawyer said. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A counter-protester enters the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A counter-protester enters the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A car does a burnout during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A car does a burnout during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A truck does a burnout during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A truck does a burnout during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Julie Fryer of Chatfield has a discussion with counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Julie Fryer of Chatfield has a discussion with counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protest organizer Jake Roberts, who grew up in Elgin, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protest organizer Jake Roberts, who grew up in Elgin, speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Julie Fryer of Chatfield, right, uses her sign and an American flag held by Chris Stout of Rochester to try and cover the Confederate flag attached to a counter-protester vehicle during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Julie Fryer of Chatfield, right, uses her sign and an American flag held by Chris Stout of Rochester to try and cover the Confederate flag attached to a counter-protester vehicle during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A protester holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A vehicle flying the Confederate flag drove the streets during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A vehicle flying the Confederate flag drove the streets during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People chant during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
People chant during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson who grew up in Plainview but now of Minneapolis, reads off reasons that Black lives have been taken to a group of counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Jasmyne Johnson who grew up in Plainview but now of Minneapolis, reads off reasons that Black lives have been taken to a group of counter-protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protesters and counter-protesters sit on opposite sides of the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protesters and counter-protesters sit on opposite sides of the street during a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protesters sit on the curb to wait out a group of counter-protesters across the street after a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Protesters sit on the curb to wait out a group of counter-protesters across the street after a Black Lives Matter protest to bring awareness to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality on Saturday, June, 27, 2020, outside the City Hall in Elgin. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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