Maurice Wilson, along with the rest of the crowd, holds his hands up to show understanding of the struggles the black community faces. This demonstration, officially called a "block party," took place in front of the courthouse in downtown Wilmington.
Claudia LaCoss, left, and Cabell Bryan pose for a portrait on the courthouse steps. LaCoss made her own sign for the protest.
Brayla Coston dances with the crowd in celebration of black lives.
Warren Jacobs, left, helps Cindy Ambrogne-o'Toole secure her sign to a piece of cardboard.
Ariel Rogers shows off her shirt.
Nell Readon rallies the crowd during the speaking portion of the demonstration.
Lily Nicole, one of the event organizers, makes the black power gesture as an ambulance passes by to show respect for Wilmington's healthcare workers.
A young woman cries during the 9 minutes of silence honoring George Floyd that wrapped up the evening.