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Here’s A Look At The ‘All Black Lives Matter’ March In Hollywood And WeHo

By Fever Editor June 16, 2020

An estimated 40,000 people marched peacefully for LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice in Hollywood on Sunday.

On Sunday, an All Black Lives Matter march went from Hollywood to West Hollywood, walking on the freshly painted mural that had been completed the previous day. The large, colorful letters that read “All Black Lives Matter” in the transgender, Pride and nonbinary flags. However, these were reportedly washed away after the demonstration had concluded. According to ABC7, it will be recreated when a permanent location is found by the city.

Featured Image: Alexander James

The protest was in honor of Tony McDade, who was killed by police, and to recognize the work of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the individuals that started a movement at the Stonewall Inn in 1969.

Organizers also stated that the purpose of the march was to “amplify Black Queer voices and come together in solidarity.”  Adding that it was a “direct response to the state-sanctioned violence against Black people, and the murders of #TonyMcDade, #GeorgeFloyd, #BreonnaTaylor, and #AhmaudArbery. It is also about the 601 of our people killed by police in Los Angeles County in the last seven years and hundreds of others killed by White supremacy more broadly, including #SkyYoung, #GemmelMoore and #TimothyDean.”

This year would have marked the 50th anniversary of Pride which was canceled this year due to the pandemic. However, this beautiful event was a peaceful and joyful occasion. Here’s what it looked like.

A spirited group of people from all backgrounds, races, and age groups gathered on the streets—mostly wearing masks and maintaining their distance where possible.

The crowds stretched all the way down the street in an incredible turnout for the movement.

Alongside the pedestrians, there was a parade of impressive motorcycles and acrobatics.

Inevitably, there was a lot of dancing…

Featured Image: Alexander James