Wave Of Police Protests, Pride Marches Continue Throughout SoCal – NBC Los Angeles

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Demonstrations and other activities in the Southland, and across the nation, targeting systemic racism and police brutality have entered a second month with no signs of waning.

The ongoing actions were sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he was handcuffed and face-down on the ground.

The officer was fired and has been charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers involved in the arrest were also fired and have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

As the protests continue, the focus has broadened to include a range of other issues including the debate over who deserves to be memorialized with a statue, Hollywood casting and gentrification.

Events on Sunday’s schedule in Los Angeles and Orange Counties include:

Ongoing daily demonstrations are held at the following locations:

  • 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Memorial Branch, 4625
    W. Olympic Blvd.
  • 10 a.m.  at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • 10 a.m. in Gardena at 14118 S. Vermont Ave.
  • 11 a.m. in Downey, Pride March at City Hall, 11111 Brookshire Ave.
  • 11 a.m. in Granada Hills at HOPE’s House Christian Ministries,
    10654 Balboa Blvd.
  • 11 a.m. in Costa Mesa, a LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter Protest at the corner of Newport and Harbor boulevards
  • Noon in Sherman Oaks at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd.
  • Noon in North Hollywood, LGBTQ+Pride Celebration, North Hollywood Park, 11455 W. Magnolia Blvd.
  • 1 p.m. in Long Beach at Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
  • 2 p.m. downtown Los Angeles at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
  • 2 p.m. in Gardena, Justice for Andres Guardado, at 711 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
  • 4:30 p.m. in Hawthorne, a Celebration of Life/#SayHerName Vigil, Jim Thorpe Park, 14100 Prairie Ave



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