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Thousands of people gather for the Chicago March for Justice in honor of George Floyd at Chicago's Union Park Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Chicago. Demonstrators who gathered at Union Park marched through the city's West Side on Saturday afternoon, as the city prepared for another weekend of rallies. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Marchers fill Chicago streets as downtown access is limited

Jun. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Chicago on Saturday, chanting and waving signs to protest the death of George Floyd and the police mistreatment of people of color. The largest march kicked off from a park on the city's near West Side where organizers urged protesters to...

9th day of protests in Seattle begins with medical workers

Jun. 6, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marked a ninth consecutive day of protests in Seattle over the death of George Floyd, with a large crowd of medical workers demonstrating against racism and police brutality. Thousands of doctors, nurses and others — many in lab coats and scrubs, in addition to face masks...

Philadelphia editor resigns over 'Buildings Matter' headline

Jun. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as...

A group of demonstrators march from the Martin Luther King center toward Piedmont Park as protests continued in Atlanta, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Demonstrations continue across the United States in protest of racism and police brutality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Curfew lifted in Atlanta as thousands protest across Georgia

Jun. 6, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of people across Georgia joined in dozens of protests for racial justice Saturday, from sometimes-festive events in downtown Atlanta, to a protest that drew hundreds in a once all-white north Georgia county. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday morning lifted what had...

People pay their respects during a memorial service for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Raeford, N.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Ed Clemente/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Atlanta protests have festive air with music

Jun. 6, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Atlanta protests punctuated by music take on an almost festive feel. — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law. — Floyd honored with memorial service near his North Carolina hometown. ___ ATLANTA...

Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change

Jun. 6, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality and racial injustice, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality, racial injustice and social inequality, he was vilified by people who considered it an offense against the country, the flag and the military. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes

Jun. 6, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality. Soon after, he was gone from the NFL, and he has not played...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, co-chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Alexander sits onstage at The Second City in Chicago. Alexander said Friday, June 5, 2020, that he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. Alexander vowed that he will be replaced as the company’s executive producer by a person of color. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

Jun. 6, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. In a lengthy letter posted on the company’s website, Alexander said he “failed to...

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra questions a referee during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

'Use our platform': NBA coaches saying change must occur

Jun. 6, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA plans to go to Disney World next month to finish a season, with a schedule calling for the 22 remaining teams to play more than 150 more games and for the league to eventually crown a champion. Coaches are seeing potentially a bigger purpose as well. Many players and coaches have...

Clenched fists are raised during a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, U.S.A., after being restrained by police officers on May 25, 2020. Further protests are planned over the weekend in European cities, some defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Voices of the protesters from around the world

Jun. 6, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

Protests over the death of George Floyd and ongoing discrimination against minorities took place in many global capitals Saturday including Berlin, London, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea, as well as U.S. cities. Voices of some of the protesters: ___ “People are sick and tired of being sick and tired....