Parade advocates for end to white supremacy

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The group CU Showing Up for Racial Justice hosted a parade and rally Saturday afternoon.

The parade started in Champaign near the corner of 1st and Kirby around 1:00pm.

Participants decorated their cars with paint and posters before heading out for a caravan through the neighborhood.

From 1:00-2:00pm, people could tune in to 104.5 WRFU radio to listen to inspirational music and poetry.

The parade ended at Lincoln Square Mall’s parking lot in Urbana and was followed by a mini rally and socially-distanced dance party.

Leaders of the group said they hope to unify the community through radical joy and focus on moving forward with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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