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Photos: Black Lives Matter March In Downtown Reno

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Protestors at a Black Lives Matter march that took place Friday evening filled downtown Reno's public pavilion in a show of solidarity. The steel-lettered, iconic Believe statue standing in the background became the perfect centerpiece as an electrified crowd surrounded it. As speakers delivered powerful speeches and the group chanted in unison, passersby couldn't help but turn their heads to take a look at the spectacle. 

Check out our photo gallery highlighting the event. 

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Black Lives Matter protesters walk south down campus, signs at the ready.

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Small children carry signs in solidarity with their mother and other Black Lives Matter protesters.

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A protestor raises up a sign that reads "Black Lives Matter," the message of the evening.

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An officer with the Reno Police Department surveys the area as a crowd of BLM protesters enters downtown Reno.

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BLM demonstrators troop down the streets of downtown Reno gaining more supporters along the way.

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A protester challenges a popular counterpoint made by some Black Lives Matter opponents.

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As protesters begin to gather at a point close to the downtown Reno Arch, one man seeks a way to peace through literature.

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Krys Ro, an organizer of the Black Lives Matter Reno/Sparks chapter, energizes the crowd through a megaphone.

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Two BLM protesters hold signs near the American Flag, while listening intently to a speaker in downtown Reno.

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An anti-Black Lives Matter protester yells and curses at the crowd, before being hushed by BLM chants.

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Hundreds of people including both BLM protesters and opposition prepare to march down to the pavilion where the iconic Believe statue stands.

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All Lives Matter proponent, Travis Fackrell, listens to passionate words from a Black Lives Matter protester as the group moves toward the pavilion.

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Hundreds gather at the pavilion, ears directed at a Black Lives Matter speaker discussing police brutality.

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A protester condemns media members, viewed negatively by some for their coverage of protests and issues concerning the black community.

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As chanting starts near the end of the protest, a self-proclaimed member of the activist group, Anonymous, raises a fist to the sky.

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Miniature Black Lives Matter supporter, Kamilla Simcoe, holds a sign in front of her mother Melissa with a look of fierce determination.

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Renoites Cathy Calloway and Michael Blakely converse as the Black Lives Matter protest concludes.

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Black Lives Matter allies sit together behind their sign at the end of the protest as the crowd disperses.

Marcus Lavergne is a former on-air host at KUNR Public Radio.
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy is a former student photographer at KUNR Public Radio.
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