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(Photo Gallery) San Marcos community gathers at City Hall to honor black lives

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Blake Galkin holds up a sign advocating for black lives while shouting at people in vehicles passing by on Hopkins Street, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

Following national protests for black lives lost at the hands of police, San Marcos community members gathered at City Hall June 4 to take part in a protest advocating for black lives and justice.
The protest began with community members sitting and kneeling in silence for nearly an hour, holding signs in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other black lives lost. Periodically, people in vehicles passed by honking their horns, resulting in protesters putting their fists in the air to show solidarity.
At 6:57 p.m., the protest moved to the sidewalk and grassy area close to the road (Hopkins Street), where the group held signs and chanted ‘no justice, no peace’ along with other messages advocating for black lives.

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  • (Left to right) Erikka Klodnicki, Julian Ybarra, Allison Robinson and Alyanna Diaz pose for a photo while holding up signs advocating for black lives and justice, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at San Marcos City Hall.

  • (Left to right) Dodge Evans and Sam Evans, son and mother, hold their fists up while advocating for black lives and justice, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Annah Duranlean holds up sign advocating for Black Lives Matter, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest advocating for black lives and justice at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Protesters chant and hold signs up at people in passing vehicles on Hopkins Street, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest advocating for black lives and justice at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Alyanna Diaz holds a sign in remembrance of George Floyd, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest advocating for black lives and justice at San Marcos City Hall. Floyd was a black man killed by an ex-Minneapolis police officer in May.

  • Protesters chant and hold signs up at people in passing vehicles, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest advocating for black lives and justice at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Protesters begin chanting at people in passing vehicles, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the second part of a protest advocating for black lives and justice at San Marcos City Hall.

  • A protester holds a sign that lists the names of black lives lost at the hands of police, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the peaceful part of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • A protester holds a sign advocating for black lives and justice, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent part of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Protesters hold signs up advocating for black lives and justice as vehicles pass by, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent portion of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Protesters hold their fists in the air as people in vehicles honk their horns during the silent portion of a protest, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Hailey Jones holds her fist up as people in vehicles pass by honking their horns, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent part of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • A protester holds a sign advocating for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery—three black lives lost in 2020—Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent portion of a protest in front of San Marcos City Hall.

  • Protesters sit out in the lawn in front of City Hall with signs advocating for black lives, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent portion of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • (Left to right) Aliyah Saunders and Zhariah Martin hold signs advocating for black lives, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during the silent portion of a protest at San Marcos City Hall.

  • Members of the San Marcos community gathered for a silent protest advocating for black lives and justice, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at San Marcos City Hall. The first part of the protest consisted of the group sitting and kneeling in silence. During the second part, the crowd gathered on the side of Hopkins Street, chanting at people passing by in vehicles.

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