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PHOTOS: LA Protestors Rally Against Death of George Floyd

Two protestors hold make shift Black Lives Matter signs outside of L.A.'s Hall of Justice. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Black Lives Matter protestors in L.A. took to the streets Wednesday evening, creating a blockade on the 101 Freeway to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer yesterday in Minneapolis.

The protest started in front of L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey's office, and continued onto the 101 Freeway, blocking eastbound traffic, where a number of protesters climbed onto the hood of a California Highway Patrol vehicle.

NBC4 chopper video showed the car then driving slowly as people rolled off -- and then accelerating. One protester was injured; but his injuries did not appear to be fatal.

Protests have taken place across the country after video surfaced on social media showing the white Minneapolis police officer planting a knee firmly on George Floyd's neck, as Floyd calls out for help.

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Here's what the protests in Los Angeles looked like:

Hundreds gathered outside the Los Angeles Hall of Justice to protest the death of George Floyd. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

An ornate sign reads "Justice for George Floyd!" (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors holds up a sign that reads "I can't breathe." George Floyd was heard on the video repeatedly saying this to the police as they detained him by his neck. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors raise their fists in unison. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A protestor holds a sign detailing the names of people killed by the police. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A sign reads "Black Lives Matter."(Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A man holds a sign reading "Justice for George Floyd" near the entrance to the 101 freeway. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Hundreds of protestors take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A woman chants while holding a sign reading "How many black lives will they kill?" (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Protestors pass by City Hall. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Rina wears a face mask with the words "Please, I can't breathe" scrawled across it. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A woman engaged in a staring match with an LAPD officer. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

(Chava Sanchez/LAist)

(Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors storm the 101 freeway entrance. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors make their way onto the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Some drivers cheered and honked in support of the protestors. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors stall traffic as they enter the 101 freeway (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors hold hands and create a blockade on the freeway.(Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Hundreds of protestors stop traffic on the 101. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

LAFD firefighters push an injured man towards a ambulance, after he fell off a CHP vehicle on the freeway. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

LAFD firefighters help the njured man into an ambulance. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors bring traffic to a stand-still on the 101 freeway. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protestors briefly created a blockade across the 101 freeway. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A man raises his fist as he marches through downtown Los Angeles. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

The protest was organized and promoted by the L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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