Long Beach city employees were told to head home early “out of an abundance of caution” before to the start of an anti-mask protest scheduled outside City Hall this afternoon.
Lawyers at the UC Irvine School of Law have filed a complaint against the LA County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of a Long Beach student photojournalist who had his equipment confiscated while covering a protest.
After much anticipation about the possibility of unrest after Election Day, things have been overwhelmingly peaceful so far in Long Beach—with about 70 people turning out for a small rally outside City Hall Wednesday afternoon.
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.