Black Lives Matter protest in Northridge


Protesters keep hydrated as they protest on the corner of Devonshire and Reseda Boulevard. (Josue Aguilar/The Sundial)

Josue Aguilar

A crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Northridge on Saturday afternoon in response to the recent shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana.

The protesters marched down Reseda Boulevard receiving support from passing cars in the form of honking horns and onlookers who chanted “black lives matter” and “no justice no peace” along with the protesters.

Shaquille Clark, a junior communications major at CSUN, organized the peaceful protest through social media, gathering CSUN students and other members of the community.


Clark said he wanted to do his part to bring awareness to the recent shootings of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling. He also wanted to encourage CSUN students to do the same.

A passerby on Devonshire Street shows solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters, as organizer Shaquille Clark (on cart) cheers him on. (Josue Aguilar/The Sundial)

Philando Castille, 32, was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota on Wednesday night,

Protesters receive support from passing cars on the corner of Reseda Boulevard and Superior Street. (Josue Aguilar/The Sundial)

A similar incident occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where an altercation occurred between 37-year-old Alton Sterling and two officers resulted in Sterling being shot multiple times while pinned down.

Mychel Scot, a Deaf Studies major, marches down Reseda Boulevard for unity. (Josue Aguilar/The Sundial)

The deaths of Castille and Sterling have sparked demonstrations across the country against the mistreatment of minorities by police.