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Protesters demand for defunding LAUSD school police at downtown L.A. protest

A crowd of protesters listening to Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter L.A., as she performs a libation for the lives lost to police brutality in front of the LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Chris Torres and Samantha Bravo

June 23, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Protesters chanted in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on Fourth Street and Beaudry Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to demand the defunding of LAUSD school police. The protest took place as the LAUSD board meeting was in session. The board is s...

Black Lives Matter-L.A. celebrates Juneteenth, honors Grechario Mack in Crenshaw march

An individual holds a picture of late rapper and local hero Nipsey Hussle,  who was actively involved in uplifting his community.

Orlando Mayorquin and Chris Torres

June 19, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Hundreds marched in Los Angeles on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth in an event organized by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. The day commemorates the emancipation of slaves.  The march began at a Ralphs parking lot near the intersection of Obama Boulevard and South La Bre...

Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth at Leimart Park Village

Michaella Huck and Tiago Barreiro

June 19, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Hundreds gathered in Leimert Park Village on Friday to celebrate June 19 — also known as Juneteenth — at a "Pray For The Hood" event, which was created by Los Angeles artist, Six Sev. 

Protests against District Attorney Jackie Lacey continue; defund police movement makes strides

Protesters march past L.A. City Hall on June 17, 2020.

Chris Torres and Orlando Mayorquin

June 17, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Thousands gathered in front of the Hall of Justice on Wednesday for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles’s weekly protest demanding the removal of L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who the group says has failed to prosecute “killer cops.” Several family members o...

Echo Park rally led by housed, unhoused Black individuals calls for defunding police, adopting People’s Budget

Demonstrators march to defund LAPD on June 13, 2020. (Samantha Bravo / The Sundial)

Samantha Bravo and Natalie Miranda

June 13, 2020

ECHO PARK — The Los Angeles Community Action Network, Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles and Street Watch LA and other co-sponsors organized a rally for the unhoused Black community in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday, meeting at the Echo Park Lake Boat House. The rally was le...

Today is the last day for undocumented students to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 grant

male holding sign

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

June 9, 2020

Today is the last day for California Dream Act students with Assembly Bill 540 status to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 emergency grant. The grant is intended to help undocumented students who were excluded from federal emergency relief. CSUN’s Dream Center, which assists undocumented students, ann...

Burbank protesters march to sustain momentum of Black Lives Matter movement

Sara Tomko, a protester, holds a sign while sitting in a car trunk as protesters march on North Victory Place toward Burbank City Hall.

Michaella Huck, Victor Rojas, and Roberto Gonzalez

June 9, 2020

BURBANK — Thousands showed up for another day of protest in Hollywood on Sunday to demand for the defunding of the police and the removal of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Sunday’s protest, which also honored victims of police brutality, is part of the nationwide movement to...

Protesters call for Simi Valley council member’s resignation, march for Black lives

Protesters hold signs as they march down Alamo Street toward the Simi Valley Police Department.

Gillian Moran-Perez and Munina Lam

June 6, 2020

SIMI VALLEY — Protesters in Simi Valley showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and called for the resignation of Simi Valley City Council member Mike Judge as they marched from the intersection of Cochran Street and Sycamore Drive to the city’s police department. Judge, a 30-y...

Video: Demonstrations continue in downtown L.A.; diverse crowd remembers Breonna Taylor, calls for local government action

Sofia Gutierrez and Tiago Barreiro

June 5, 2020

DOWNTOWN L.A. — Protesters showed up to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest the local authorities’ handling of police brutality. They also celebrated what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday.

CSUN students lead another protest in Northridge

An overhead view of the Northridge Black Lives Matter protest at the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Tampa Avenue.

Mano Baghjajian, Victor Rojas, and Natalie Miranda

June 5, 2020

NORTHRIDGE — Northridge Black Lives Matter organized another protest, which was attended by more than 100 protesters, to march against police brutality and celebrate the life of Breonna Taylor. Protesters marched from the Northridge Recreation Center to the Chatsworth Courthouse, and back to the...

Celebrating the life of Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday

Protesters seeking justice for Breonna Taylor gather outside of  Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.

Samantha Bravo and Sloane Bozzi

June 5, 2020

WEST HOLLYWOOD — About 500 demonstrators met at the Laugh Factory comedy club on Sunset Boulevard and North Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood to honor Breonna Taylor’s life on would have been her 27th birthday on Friday afternoon. As the event set into motion, demonstrators were given the option of sti...

Thousands of peaceful protesters march in downtown L.A.

Protesters walk through Third Street tunnel.

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

June 4, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — A few thousand protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall in the early afternoon on Thursday. The protest remained peaceful as the police and National Guard presence was limited to protecting surrounding buildings, a continued shift in tone from the clashes that t...

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