KFI Reporters on Covering SoCal's Historic Protests


As of the time of this post, about 20,000 people have gathered in Hollywood to protest police brutality. Another 1,000 are doing the same in Glendale. This is day 12 of protests in Southern California and it doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon.

KFI reporter Kris Ankarlo looks back on an historic stretch of protests and civil unrest in LA after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Ankarlo was on the streets with people in Downtown LA, Van Nuys, Santa Monica and other places during this time of upheaval.

KFI reporters Kris Ankarlo, Steve Gregory, and Corbin Carson have a discussion on their experiences during the last 12 or so days. They also share their perspective on what they saw when they were in the field during an historic stretch of protests and unrest in LA after video was shared of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, for nearly nine minutes killing him.

Gregory has been on the scene in Downtown LA, Long Beach, Hollywood and other places talking to people about why they were there and what they want. One of the most poignant moments for him, he says, is when thousands of people went completely silent.

Carson has been covering protests in Orange County including Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine and more. As he spoke with people on the street he happened to meet a man from Selma, Alabama. Their conversation brought even more perspective to these historic demonstrations.


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