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Election 2020

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On Friday, August 28, 2020, protesters gathered at Heavener Hall in remembrance of the people who lost their lives due to racial injustices. The protesters marched down W. University Avenue, where members from the men’s and women’s UF basketball teams, football players and Dan Mullen, the head football coach joined in support. Everyone marched to Bo Diddley Plaza where they sat in silence for eight minutes, the same amount of time George Floyd laid with a knee to the back of his neck. The protest stayed peaceful and police officers drove alongside marchers.
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Photos: Hundreds march against racial inequality

On Friday, August 28, 2020, protesters gathered at Heavener Hall in remembrance of the people who lost their lives due to racial injustices. The protesters marched down W. University Avenue, where members from the men’s and women’s UF basketball teams, football players and Dan Mullen, the head football coach joined in support. Everyone marched to Bo Diddley Plaza where they sat in silence for eight minutes, the same amount of time George Floyd laid with a knee to the back of his neck. The protest stayed peaceful and police officers drove alongside marchers.


More than 200 masked people gathered Friday evening at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street and marched downtown to Bo Diddley Community Plaza to protest the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police while entering his car after he was tased.
Follow the tweets posted by The Alligator's staff live from the protest.
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Live tweet thread: Hundreds march against racial inequality

More than 200 masked people gathered Friday evening at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street and marched downtown to Bo Diddley Community Plaza to protest the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police while entering his car after he was tased. Follow the tweets posted by The Alligator's staff live from the protest.


Antwuan Hamm organized a balloon release at the Alachua County Schools bus yard on August 7 in honor of his mother, Troyanna Hamm. Troyanna was a driver for Alachua County Public Schools for 27 years and passed away from COVID-19 in 2020. Click here to read more about Troyanna's life and the impact she had on the community.
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In memory of Troyanna Hamm

Antwuan Hamm organized a balloon release at the Alachua County Schools bus yard on August 7 in honor of his mother, Troyanna Hamm. Troyanna was a driver for Alachua County Public Schools for 27 years and passed away from COVID-19 in 2020. Click here to read more about Troyanna's life and the impact she had on the community.


Gainesville residents held a candlelight vigil for Beirut on Aug. 7 on the steps of City Hall. There, they honored the more than 130 people who died in a massive explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4 and sought to bring attention to the political plight of Lebanese people.
"They destroyed our country," one attendee said. "Those politicians have to go. They’ve destroyed our country for a long time.”
 
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Candlelight vigil for Beirut

Gainesville residents held a candlelight vigil for Beirut on Aug. 7 on the steps of City Hall. There, they honored the more than 130 people who died in a massive explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4 and sought to bring attention to the political plight of Lebanese people. "They destroyed our country," one attendee said. "Those politicians have to go. They’ve destroyed our country for a long time.”  


Teachers, parents and students attended the Rally for Safe Reopening of Schools on July 21. The rally comes as the rate of positive COVID-19 cases surges in Florida. Attendees expressed concerns over the safety of themselves and their families upon returning to school in August. 
“We either go digital, or go home,” one attendee said. 
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Rally for safe reopening

Teachers, parents and students attended the Rally for Safe Reopening of Schools on July 21. The rally comes as the rate of positive COVID-19 cases surges in Florida. Attendees expressed concerns over the safety of themselves and their families upon returning to school in August.  “We either go digital, or go home,” one attendee said. 


The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center hosted a free food distribution event July 16. The food drive was held as COVID-19 numbers spike in the county and state as a way to support homebound individuals and families during the pandemic.
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Anatomy of a photo: food drive

The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center hosted a free food distribution event July 16. The food drive was held as COVID-19 numbers spike in the county and state as a way to support homebound individuals and families during the pandemic.


The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center hosted a free food distribution event July 16. The food drive was held as COVID-19 numbers spike in the county and state as a way to support homebound individuals and families during the pandemic. 
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Gainesville food distribution

The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center hosted a free food distribution event July 16. The food drive was held as COVID-19 numbers spike in the county and state as a way to support homebound individuals and families during the pandemic. 



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