LA's Fourth Day Of George Floyd Protests Continues
Los Angeles is into a fourth day of protests over police brutality, sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man whose arrest in Minneapolis on Monday was captured in a shocking video.
The main protest started at noon in Pan Pacific Park near the Fairfax District. The L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter posted this message to its Facebook page in preparation:
"It took a nation-wide uprising to get Chauvin arrested for the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. Still 3 more killer cops to be arrested in Minneapolis and hundreds in LA. Still prosecutions and convictions to win. Still police to defund. It's time. See y'all Saturday."
Other protests around the city are happening in the following areas:
- Boyle Heights
- Long Beach
- Santa Clarita
- Baldwin Park
The protests in Long Beach, Baldwin Park and Santa clarity are being organized by members of the Party for Socialism & Liberation. Members are asking for rent and mortgage relief through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boyle Heights gathering is being organized by members of the Centro Community Organization, who are demanding "the 'mass release; of all prisoners due to the COVID-19 pandemic and justice for the murders of Ahmaud Arbery of Glynn County, Breonna Taylor of Louisville and George Floyd of Minneapolis."
We are following the story with hourly updates here: George Floyd Protests In LA: Anger Over Historic Police Brutality Boils Over As Saturday's Rallies Continue