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With most formal Juneteenth events cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, street marches and “car caravans” were planned on Friday across the United States to demand racial justice on the day commemorating the end of slavery a century and a half ago.

Volunteers finish painting the Black Lives Matter mural around Court Square Fountain in Montgomery, Alabama.Mickey Welsh/The Associated Press

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Volunteers paint a Black Lives Matter mural around Court Square Fountain in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.Mickey Welsh/The Associated Press

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Tulsa resident Bruce Carter pounds on a plaque in front of the 1921 Black Wall Street Memorial during a Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Demonstrators march along Central Park as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth New York City.ANDREW KELLY/Reuters

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Demonstrators raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, in New York City.BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters

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Demonstrators march during a Juneteenth march and rally in Washington, DC..OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators march as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Manhattan, New York.ANDREW KELLY/Reuters

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People carry a banner as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Manhattan, New York.ANDREW KELLY/Reuters

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A woman prays during an event hosted by OneRace Movement at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park to commemorate Juneteenth.John Bazemore/The Associated Press

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National Guard vehicles drive along Pennsylvania Avenue NW, as they prepare for protests and demonstrations in Washington.Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press

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A person cheers on people marching to celebrate Juneteenth in Washington to demonstrate for racial equality.Kenny Holston/The New York Times News Service

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People mark Juneteenth in Washington while protesting for racial equality.Kenny Holston/The New York Times News Service

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People gather at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta to celebrate Juneteenth.JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN/The New York Times News Service

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A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Black Wall Street for events to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Tulsa.LAWRENCE BRYANT/Reuters

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A pedestrian walks by protestors blocking College Street at Bay in Toronto so that the words ' Defund The Police' can be painted in front of Toronto Police Headquarters in Toronto.Solana Cain/The Globe and Mail

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Artist and community activist Syrus Marcus Ware helps to paint 'defund the police' on College Street outside Toronto Police headquarters in Toronto.Solana Cain/The Globe and Mail

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Thousands of people demonstrate during a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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Thousands of people demonstrate during a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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First Nations Mahlikah Awe:ri along with thousands of people demonstrates during a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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Suzanne Smoke carries sacred sage as people take part in an "abolish the police sit in" to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos OsorioCARLOS OSORIO/Reuters

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A women dances in the streets as thousands of people protest to defund the police in support of Black Lives Matter and all social injustice against racism in Toronto on Friday, June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan DenetteNathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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People take part in an "Abolish the police" sit in to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos OsorioCARLOS OSORIO/Reuters

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