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Downtown L.A. protest focuses on community building, bringing about change at an individual level

Sofia Gutierrez, Tiago Barreiro, and Michaella Huck

June 11, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Around 100 people showed up in front of Los Angeles City Hall in support of Black Lives Matter on Thursday. As they chanted, “Racism is over,” protestors set up art that called for unity and love on the steps of City Hall. Following the chants, demonstrators observed...

CSUN Athletic Director Mike Izzi denounces racial injustice

Man standing on a basketball court

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

June 11, 2020

CSUN Athletic Director Mike Izzi has released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd. In his statement released on the CSUN Matadors Twitter page, Izzi opposed the country’s current state of racial inequality and injustice toward the Black community. “The recent events in this countr...

Protest against D.A. Jackie Lacey continues; organizers call for maintaining protest momentum 

David Cunningham, member and organizer for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, stands with his fist in the air with a sign that says

Natalie Miranda and Cristina Boktor

June 10, 2020

  DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, along with hundreds of demonstrators, gathered outside of the Hall of Justice on Wednesday afternoon to protest for the defunding of the Los Angeles Police Department and District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s inaction to prosecute poli...

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...

Hundreds attend George Floyd memorial service in downtown Los Angeles

Crowds gather on the streets of downtown Los Angeles to commemorate George Floyd.

Orlando Mayorquin, Victor Rojas, and Mano Baghjajian

June 8, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — On Monday at 12 p.m., mourners gathered in downtown Los Angeles to pay their respects to George Floyd. “We wanted to come out and show strong support for Black Lives Matter,” said Reverend James Thomas, one of the clergies at the protest. “We as clergy stand firm...

Demands for defunding LAPD, DA Jackie Lacey’s removal continue at Hollywood Black Lives Matter protest; Minneapolis City Council members back move to disband police department

Protesters hold their fists up during the protest on Hollywood Boulevard.

Orlando Mayorquin, Michaella Huck, and Logan Bik

June 7, 2020

HOLLYWOOD — 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 movemen...

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...

USC student organized peaceful protest to battle negative media portrayal of protests

Protesters hold signs and chant outside West Valley Area Police Station.

Victor Rojas and Samantha Bravo

June 6, 2020

RESEDA — As protests across the country continue, a University of Southern California student organized a gathering in front of the West Valley Police Station in Reseda on Saturday morning, in hopes of challenging media portrayals of violence and looting happening during protests. The organizer, ...

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...

More than 100 people turn out to clean South L.A., support Black businesses

Participants wipe graffiti off of a sign in South Los Angeles

Orlando Mayorquin, Michaella Huck, and Tiago Barreiro

June 5, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A group of over 100 people gathered at a Jack In The Box parking lot at West Florence Avenue and South Western Avenue in South Los Angeles to participate in a community clean up event and support Black businesses on Friday morning. The group cleaned a one-mile stretch of Wester...

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