After a grand jury decided not to bring charges against officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, the pain in the Black community was overwhelming, some say.
About 100 people, mostly physically distanced, sat in during this “alternative” type of protest, scheduled from 2:30 to 7 p.m., greeted with the scent of burning sage, music, indigenous-centered speeches and a fresh breeze.
Since the beginning of June, Luna said the department has spent $9.8 million responding to protests and civil unrest in the city, including $2.9 million in overtime.
A Cal State Long Beach photojournalist is claiming he was wrongfully arrested while covering a protest in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Long Beach activists are planning a rally this weekend to highlight what they say is another unjust death at hands of Long Beach police.
Residents have identified a variety of problems they attribute to the violence, such as a higher concentration of liquor stores, which, they say, attracts loitering, public intoxication, drug dealing and those experiencing homelessness.
The caravan drove out of the parking lot at about 2 p.m. and was planning to meet with other protesters at City Hill later this evening.
Docenas de personas se presentaron para crear conciencia, exigiendo justicia para las víctimas de robos violentos y una mejor seguridad para la comunidad.
About 200 people participated in a 9-mile march from Downtown to North Long Beach Friday calling for unity amongst neighbors following a recent wave of violent incidents.
Dozens of people showed up to raise awareness, demanding justice for victims of violent robberies and improved safety for the community.