Widespread Demonstrations Against Police Brutality Continue For 5th Weekend


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Demonstrations and other activities in the Southland, and across the nation, targeting systemic racism and police brutality are entering 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 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 today's schedule in Los Angeles and Orange Counties include:

  -- 9:30 a.m. HOLLYWOOD - marching to demand justice and change? Hollywood Boulevard & lvar Avenue (a@crea8thechange

  -- 10 a.m. USC - youth march for Black Lives, Jefferson Boulevard & McClintock Avenue, (auiulosangeles)

  -- 10 a.m. LADERA RANCH - 27402 Antonio Parkway at Crown Valley Parkway

  -- 10 a.m. WOODLAND HILLS - Family-friendly Black Lives Matter rally & march, Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (@turningpointla)

  -- 10 a.m. MID WILSHIRE - 2-mile run/walk/ride for justice, followed by townhall, L.A. High Memorial Park, 4625 West Olympic Blvd. @WalkgoodLA)

  -- 11 a.m. LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - #BLM Protest, Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. (@lacanadablm)

  --11 a.m. ENCINO/SHERMAN OAKS - Skate/Board/Bike Rolling Protest! 5101 Libbit Ave., (SFV Roller Derby)

  -- 11 a.m. SANTA ANA - `` Defund Apartherd, Defund the Police,'' (masks required), 550 North Flower at West 6th Street, (ayalla_indivisible, palestinianyouthmovement)

-- Noon SANTA ANA - ``No More Police Brutality, No Kids in Cages, Black Lives Matter,'' Black Panther Park. 507 W. 4th St, (@ivetteboyzo)

  -- 1 p.m. ORANGE - Chapman University Piazza, Outside Leatherby Library, 1 University Drive

  -- 1 p.m. BEVERLY HILLS - march to the British Consulate General to call for justice on behalf of Shukri Abdi, a 12-year-old girl who was a victim to racially motivated violence in the U.K. La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way (@nyaduothg)

  -- 2 p.m. SHERMAN OAKS/NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Black Joy Rally & Dance celebrating Black Life!, Ventura   Ventura & Sepulveda boulevards &  Noho Park, 11455 Magnolia Blvd.

(@thevalleyofchange); Ostego Street and Tujunga Avenue (@iamthedaisha)

  -- 2 p.m. DOWNTOWN LA - Protest & breakout sessions, City Hall near the park, 200 N, Spring St, Los Angeles,  (@activeadvocate)

  -- 3 p.m. INGLEWOOD - fight racism, fight gentrification (masks required), 919 S. Praire Ave., (@litunion)

  -- 4 p.m. LOS FELIZ - northeast corner of Los Feliz Blvd. & Riverside Drive, (@herestheproblem)

  -- 4 p.m. EAST LA -  ``Justice for Paul Rea,'' a one-year later memorial service organized by his family, 300 South Gerhart Ave.

  -- 4 p.m. EAGLE ROCK - BLM and remembering those who've been killed by police, (Community organized), Colorado Boulevard and Townsend Avenue

  -- 5 p.m. BOYLE HEIGHTS - anti-police propaganda day (masks required), Mariachi Plaza, 1831 E. 1st St., (@stp_la)

  Ongoing daily demonstrations are held at the following locations:

  -- Noon at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd.

  -- Noon in South Pasadena at Mission Street and Fair Oaks Avenue

  -- Noon & nightfall outside Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.

  -- 3:30 p.m. in Laguna Niguel at Crown Valley Parkway and Greenfield Drive

  -- 4 p.m. in Los Feliz at Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive


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