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Sunday's Hollywood Protest Might Be LA's Largest Anti-Racism Event Yet

The scene at Sunday's protest in Hollywood. (Aaron Mendelson / LAist)
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In what some are calling the largest protest in L.A. so far, demonstraters in Hollywood gathered at 4 p.m. to march against systemic racism and police brutality.

The march was organized by Black Lives Matter-L.A., Build Power and the rapper YG. Our news partner NBC Los Angeles captured the scene from above:

Aaron Mendelson, who is covering the protest for our newsroom along with Robert Garrova, reports that protesters arrived well before 4 p.m., and that as the event got underway, the group took a knee before beginning to march.

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Mendelson also reported that the vibe of the protest was positive, and that there was no police presence except for helicopters overhead. Those at the event noted how the spirit of L.A. protests had evolved and changed since they began last week.

Shae Cook, who has been attending protests for over a week, told him:

"I feel like everybody here has positive energy. From the beginning, people were more so afraid and in pain and hurt. I think people are [now] trying to channel that energy into a positive experience."

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