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Peaceful protest near USC draws Trojans and local residents

Hundreds gather on the streets around the University Park Campus on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Black Lives Matter protest at USC
Protesters walk on McClintock Avenue near USC Village on Saturday. The protest was peaceful. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Chief John Thomas at the Black Lives Matter protest at USC

Chief John Thomas of the USC Department of Public Safety greets a marcher. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

A peaceful protest near the University Park Campus on Saturday attracted hundreds of USC students, staff and local residents. The midday march — one of several throughout the city in the wake of George Floyd’s death — was organized by students and recent alumni, though the USC Department of Public Safety did provide support.

The USC Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will host an online vigil at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The “Say Their Names: Honoring Black Lives” event, in which the university community is invited to gather and observe 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence together, will take place via Zoom.

The university has hosted a number of online discussion forums and university leaders have issued strong statements of support.

Black Lives Matter protest at USC

Protesters carry signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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