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Protests against systemic racism and police brutality are gaining renewed traction across the country as federal agents in Portland, Oregon are accused of violence and overreach.
In L.A., hundreds of activists gathered at the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday to speak out against those agents’ actions, and to maintain the momentum from protests that began in May following the death of George Floyd.
Speaking to the gathered crowd, Black Lives Matter leader Janaya Future Khan issued a reminder, saying: “... it’s not just about what you stand for, it’s about who you sit with,” while readying the group to take over the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran.
Keep reading for more on what’s happening in L.A. today, and stay safe out there.
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The Past 48 Hours In LA
Policing The Police: Local activists rallied outside the Federal Building in Westwood to protest federal police response in Portland, Oregon.
Coronavirus Updates: L.A. County public health officials on Sunday confirmed 1,703 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 new deaths attributed to the disease. The Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles Police Department both suffered COVID-19 fatalities.
Money Matters: The L.A. Dodgers played at home for their first day game of the season, but the ban on fans in the stands meant area businesses were sorely missing sales, too. A $3 million donation from Oprah Winfrey's charity will go to South L.A. residents who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.
Photo Of The Day
A woman protests systemic racism and police brutality in front of the Federal Courthouse in Westwood.
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