Jacksonville Protests

A sign that says "Black Lives Matter, No Martial Law" along with a pride flag with people holding both outside of City hall.
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UPDATE: President Trump has cancelled Jacksonville's portion of the Republican National Convention.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and his administration are pushing an emergency bill that they are hoping City Council will approve when it goes to a full vote Tuesday, July 28. 

Woman wearing mask holds a sign with 8 minutes 46 seconds on it
Claire Goforth

It was drizzling steadily on June 6 when one of the largest civil rights protests in Jacksonville history began amassing in front of the courthouse. 

"A tribute to the Women of the Southern Confederacy" greets visitors to Jacksonville's Confederate Park on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
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One of Jacksonville’s oldest and most historic parks will likely soon look different as Mayor Lenny Curry has vowed the city will take down Confederate monuments around Jacksonville.

Mayor Curry speaking alongside Sheriff Mike Williams, Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and comedian Lil Duval
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At an organized march Tuesday morning, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said the Confederate monument taken down at Hemming Park before sunrise will not be the only one. 

San Marco Protest March Draws Yet Another Large Crowd

Jun 3, 2020

Large groups of protestors are still showing up to Northeast Florida demonstrations, with more scheduled this week. 

Hundreds of peaceful protesters outside of Jacksonville City Hall, marching with signs.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

David Sollars didn’t intend to organize a peaceful protest that stretched more than four blocks in  Downtown Jacksonville Tuesday evening. 

Jacksonville protesters gather outside of the Duval County Courthouse on Saturday, May 30.
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Tensions flared during a special meeting Tuesday when Jacksonville City Council members discussed the need to address racial inequality.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams speaking at a podium alongside Mayor Lenny Curry, curtain in the background, next to some damage images from the protest
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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams held a media conference Tuesday afternoon alongside Mayor Lenny Curry to address the protests that have taken place the last three days.


Jacksonville District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson is among those weighing in the protests and outbreaks of violence in Jacksonville and cities across the country.

line of protesters with signs and fists in the air
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Jacksonville is under a mandatory citywide curfew overnight, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced early Sunday evening. 

Huge American flag covering the courthouse, while there are protesters below it with Black lives matter signs, among other signs. All of them have masks on.
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Protests resumed Sunday outside the Duval County Courthouse.