Protests set to continue in Long Beach on Saturday, June 6

At least 30 protests were scheduled for Saturday in Los Angeles and Orange counties to call for justice and condemn police tactics for the deaths of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor, who was killed during a police raid of her apartment in Louisville.

Events will begin as early as 8 a.m. with a protest at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 Spring Street and run as late as a 5 p.m. candlelight service at La Palma Avenue and Beach Boulevard in Buena Park.

In Long Beach, at least three events were planned:

  • A unity ride on bicycles at 9 a.m. Saturday at Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • A ride for justice at 11 a.m. from 750 E. Broadway to Leimart Park in South Los Angeles.
  • A car protest at 1 p.m. on the Peninsula near 54th Place.
  • A car caravan at 1:30 p.m. in solidarity from Bixby Knolls on Cerritos Avenue between Bixby and Roosevelt Roads.
  • A peaceful protest at 3 p.m. at Cherry Avenue and Hill Street in Signal Hill.

On Friday, thousands of people gathered in Downtown Long Beach on the 6th day of protests over police brutality. No significant incidents were reported.

In Lakewood, however, deputies fired pepper balls at demonstrators outside the sheriff’s station after officials declared it to be an unlawful assembly. No injuries were reported.

Lakewood Sheriff’s deputies fire pepper balls at protesters after peaceful demonstration

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