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Inside Burlington's Battery Park Protest 

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Protesters march up Cherry Street
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Protesters lined up from Battery Park along Cherry Street
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Marchers getting in formation
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Supporters at the top of Church Street
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Marchers holding signs with the names of Burlington officers they want fired
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Organizers speaking outside Burlington City Hall
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Burlington Police Commissioner Mark Hughes announces his resignation on September 3
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Flags flying over the crowd
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Ben & Jerry's workers show solidarity and hand out water to protesters on Church Street
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Protesters closed down Main Street and marched down the middle
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Marching up Church Street during the nightly protests
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The organizers used walkie-talkies and reflective vests to coordinate blocking traffic for marches
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A "die-in" outside Mayor Miro Weinberger's house on September 4
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Organizers speaking outside the Burlington Police Department
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Rallying at Battery Park after a march
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The camp's volunteer maintenance worker filling the generator used to power students' laptops when the solar panels run out
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Putting up a tent to shield the generator noise to reduce disruption in Battery Park
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Students working on laptops
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Mutual aid food distribution feeds the encamped protesters daily for free
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Burlington poet Rajnii Eddins signs books at the encampment after performing at a City Hall protest
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Making signs to instruct encamped protesters how to deal with a potential police incursion to issue citations (to date that has not yet happened)
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Signs in the encampment
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Tents in the encampment arranged together for solidarity
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Writing on the ground in the encampment
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Francine Bahati, a member of The Black Perspective, works on the hair of Mohamed Abdi, the group's cofounder, at the encampment
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Marchers adapt to changing conditions and took up only one lane of Cherry Street on September 7, allowing cars in the other
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A sit-in outside City Hall to watch the City Council meeting on Zoom on September 14
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Portrait of Mohamed Abdi, cofounder of The Black Perspective, at the encampment at Battery Park
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Working on tents at night at the encampment
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Protesters sitting outside of their huddled tents on September 7 after hearing that police might enter the park and ticket the demonstrators
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At Battery Park, organizer Zanevia Wilcox (center) reacts on September 21 to the news that the City Council will vote on approving a buyout for Burlington Sgt. Jason Bellavance
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Protesters march up Cherry Street