High hopes and shattered windows: Long Beach locals recount when Sunday turned

The day after a demonstration that was both hopeful and enthusiastically embraced turned violent and sometimes criminal, we spoke with an array of Long Beach citizens grappling not only with Sunday’s events but what it meant for the future and whether that future still looked hopeful to them.

Small business owners, private citizens, activists, clergy and volunteers recounted Sunday’s events, events that affected them directly—one had his place of business looted, another was attacked while trying to stop vandals.

This is how they saw what happened Sunday and where they see Long Beach going from here.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.