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Around 10,000 Peaceful Protestors Marched Through Hollywood And DTLA

By Ashlyn Davis June 3, 2020

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A look at LA’s largest gatherings yet.

On Tuesday morning, two separate protests slowly turned into peaceful parades moving through Hollywood and DTLA. LAPD. The enormity of the crowd in coupled with the unity of such diverse groups, was a sight to behold. Meanwhile, smaller gatherings were seen in Venice, Monrovia, Brea, Manhattan Beach, Northridge and other parts of SoCal.

Originally, the Hollywood Vine protest was promoted by rapper YG, who later pulled out. But that didn’t stop thousands of people from descending on the area to speak up against racial injustice and police brutality in the country. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after having his neck crushed by a police officer.

Crowds stopped at various intersections to kneel with their arms held up in the air, expressing anger loudly—but peacefully— through chants. “Black lives matter,” “George Floyd” and “I can’t breathe” were among the rallying cries that echoed down the city’s famed streets.

Almost no reports of unrest were reported until late afternoon when law enforcement moved in as the curfew drew closer. This caused the groups to diverge and move down smaller streets while others halted behind the lines of officers awaiting instructions. After some tension, mediators and organizers managed to calm the crowd enough for gatherings to unite again.

This is what protestors captured on social media.

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The crowd decided to continue the march in the opposite direction after being cut off from other large groups.

Featured Image: Kiersten Friesen

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