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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protest organizers Spencer Smith and Madeliene Smith invite speaker Ibrahim Coulibaly to the Black Lives Matter protest. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Ibrahim Coulibaly speaks at the Black Lives Matter protest, and ends his speech by saying “Please, let’s have a peaceful protest.” A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Jessica L. Brown speaks at the Black Lives Matter protest and says the name of individuals who were killed by police. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gathered at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gathered at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters gather at a Black Lives Matter protest taking place at the Eugene Courthouse in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters march at a Black Lives Matter protest starting at the Eugene Courthouse and leading to Alton Baker Park in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Organizers lead a march of several thousand protesters at a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters march at a Black Lives Matter protest starting at the Eugene Courthouse and leading to Alton Baker Park in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters march at a Black Lives Matter protest starting at the Eugene Courthouse and leading to Alton Baker Park in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters march at a Black Lives Matter protest starting at the Eugene Courthouse and leading to Alton Baker Park in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters march at a Black Lives Matter protest starting at the Eugene Courthouse and leading to Alton Baker Park in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protesters chant “hands up, don’t shoot” while marching at a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gather at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gather at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Protest organizer, Madeliene Smith, says she is “doing this because I’m angry by the inequality we see in this country, and from the people who we pay to protect us.” A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Mayor Lucy Vinis speaks at the Black Lives Matter protest at Alton Baker park. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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State Senator James Manning speaks at the Black Lives Matter protest at Alton Baker park. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gather at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Lyllye B. Parker stands among other protestors gathering at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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University of Oregon women’s basketball players, Nyara Sabally and Ruthy Hebard, stands among other protestors gathering at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)

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Several thousand protesters gather at Alton Baker Park during a Black Lives Matter protest in response to police brutality and the killing of Black individuals. A Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Eugene, Ore. on May 31, 2020. (Kimberly Harris/Emerald)