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Chicago Under Protest: A Photo Essay

After an emotional week in Chicago, and around the country, we walked around the
Lakeview neighborhood for signs of support, distress, and hope. 

The support for the Black Lives Matter movement has been overwhelmingly positive on the North Side, with daily peaceful protests and a heartening display of support, advocacy, and hope during a time when all three seem in such short supply.

Of course, we also saw dozens of boarded up storefronts, newly installed security cameras, and folks enjoying the first weekend of patio restaurants and bars, seemingly oblivious to the tension and reality of the world around them (or, perhaps, hoping to briefly escape them).

This is the story of “Chicago Under Protest” in 21 photographs.

[Note: Photos of actual peaceful protests are not seen here as we wish to respect the privacy of those caught on film.]

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