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FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in support of Black lives

A person with a skateboard during the protest.

(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Local skateboarding group FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in Grant Park on July 4, 2020, calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities. Skateboarders, roller skaters, in-line skaters and cyclists participated in the rally.

Skaters spray paint their boards on July 4, 2020, as FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities.

Skaters spray paint their boards on July 4, 2020, as FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A cyclist carrying a dog rides in the protest.

A cyclist carrying a dog rides in the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Skaters perform tricks during the peaceful protest.

Skaters perform tricks during the peaceful protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person cools off as they watch the march hosted by FroSkate.

A person cools off as they watch the march hosted by FroSkate. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

People join a peaceful protest hosted by FroSkate on July 4, 2020, calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities.

People join a peaceful protest hosted by FroSkate on July 4, 2020, calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person with a skateboard during the protest.

A person with a skateboard during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A skater with a message to end racism prepares to take a ride.

A skater with a message to end racism prepares to take a ride. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A protester with a tattoo reading "no thanks" stands in front of a group of Chicago police officers in Grant Park on July 4, 2020, after a dispute over whether a car associated with FroSkate was able to trail behind a peaceful protest.

A protester with a tattoo reading "no thanks" stands in front of a group of Chicago police officers in Grant Park on July 4, 2020, after a dispute over whether a car associated with FroSkate was able to trail behind a peaceful protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

People participate in a protest hosted by local group FroSkate on July 4, 2020.

People participate in a protest hosted by local group FroSkate on July 4, 2020. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Skaters perform tricks during the protest.

Skaters perform tricks during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person stands by their bike and a sign during the protest.

A person stands by their bike and a sign during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person holds a sign during the protest.

A person holds a sign during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

BLM stencils are seen on the ground as skaters spray paint their boards.

BLM stencils are seen on the ground as skaters spray paint their boards. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

People join a peaceful protest hosted by FroSkate on July 4, 2020.

People join a peaceful protest hosted by FroSkate on July 4, 2020. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person holds a sign on July 4, 2020, during the protest.

A person holds a sign on July 4, 2020, during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Skaters spray paint their boards during the protest.

Skaters spray paint their boards during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A sign depicting the image of Breonna Taylor is attached to a bicycle.

A sign depicting the image of Breonna Taylor is attached to a bicycle. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A person holds a sign during the protest.

A person holds a sign during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

A sign calling for "liberty and justice for all" is seen during the protest.

A sign calling for "liberty and justice for all" is seen during the protest. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

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