Photos: Local Black Lives Matter Protests

Kyle Russell, Senior Photographer

Pastor Derek Boggs joined around fifty other Black Lives Matter protesters on June 5 at Darius Miller Park in Princeton. Social distancing and masks were highly encouraged to help keep the activists safer from spreading Covid-19. (Kyle Russell)
Ami Marshall (middle) is overcome by emotion as two women run from their home to embrace her and join the Black Lives Matter March. Though some Peru business owners around the town bordered up their shops fearing the worst, the march was peaceful with no reported incidents. (Kyle Russell)
Jeanne O’Melia crafted this sculpture representing the beauty of the African-American community during these difficult times. The sculpture was brought to the Princeton protest. (Kyle Russell )