Items tagged: Civil Unrest

27 Arrests Made in Looting Incidents; Origin of Civil Unrest Under Investigation

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, shortly after 3 p.m., several individuals gathered in the parking lot of Marketplace Mall. Moments later, several vehicles arrived, and individuals immediately began looting and vandalizing area businesses, leading to civil unrest. This criminal behavior quickly spread throughout Champaign and lasted until approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, June 1. Immediately […]

Statement from Mayor Feinen Regarding Civil Unrest and Curfew Order

Earlier today, peaceful community protests regarding the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week took a violent turn when groups of individuals began to destroy property and loot from stores at Market Place Mall and other businesses in Champaign. The concerns and anger that protestors are expressing are raw and real in response to the senseless deaths and mistreatment of African Americans across the country, but this type of unlawful behavior […]