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Monday, September 20, 2021

Laura San Juan


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Defund Police sign

At a June 13 demonstration near the Gainesville Police Department, protesters chant "No justice, no peace," and a sign reading "Defund The Police" can be seen in the background. 

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Library West

All libraries except for Library West, which is one of two 24-hour spaces on campus, will resume their usual hours from prior to COVID-19 closures upon reopening in August.

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Cultural Center

Organizers explain the gentrification of the Pleasant Street area at the third stop of the protest at A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center. Danielle Chanzes, a volunteer for the Gainesville Alliance for Equitable Development, said that after Seminary Lane apartments were torn down in 2009, hundreds of Black residents were promised affordable housing as a replacement, but no progress had been made since then.  

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GPD

GoDDsville Dream Defenders use the stop at the Gainesville Police Department to announce a list of demands that the organization will present to local government officials. Hundreds of fists rise into the air as the crowd chants “No justice, no peace.”  

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