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Photos: #BlackoutHollywood Protestors March To Speak Out Against Police Brutality

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In response to police fatally shooting a man at Hollywood and Highland last night, and as a part of a nationwide wave after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, protestors marched through the heart of Hollywood today to speak out against police brutality.

Organizers dubbed the event #BlackoutHollywood, and they marched from the intersection of Argyle Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard to the front of the Chinese Theatre, right by the site of last night's shooting. Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson was among those leading the rally, with the actor posting a video on his Facebook page this morning encouraging people to march.

Last night about 20 protestors were at the crime scene while it was still active, chanting "Hands up, can't breathe," a reference to the deaths of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner. NBC 4 said over a thousand took to the streets today, wearing all black.

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On Twitter people posted photos, using the hashtag "#BlackoutHollywood."