About 150 protesters marched from the Harvey Milk Park to the federal building on 501 West Ocean Boulevard chanting, “Robert, Robert what’s your price?/ LBPD works with ICE” among other things.
The groups will also be protesting the “carve-outs” made in the Long Beach Values Act of 2018, which is the resolution that first aligned itself with the state’s sanctuary bill that banned local law enforcement from coordinating with federal immigration officers.
It was a peaceful rally but many were prepared for the worst because of a now-deleted Facebook event that sparked fears white nationalists were coming to Long Beach.
Police said they “will not tolerate acts of violence” in the community and will arrest anyone “involved in criminal behavior.”
Following a successful and peaceful protest in front of the Long Beach courthouse last week, P.E.A.C.E. (Protect Everyone America Created Equally) founder Arlana Walton has announced a justice rally for Manuel Diaz and Oscar Grant this Wednesday in front of City Hall.
Arlana Walton heard the George Zimmerman verdict and, like many, felt enraged; not only because of the inherent race problems she sees pervading the legal justice system, but because of the lack of knowledge about that system that is equally pervasive in minority communities.
On Thursday, they began to arrive in Long Beach by the thousands–progressive Christians from the United Church of Christ, in town for their denomination’s biennial national conference. And by Tuesday when their General Synod is complete, UCC members will have organized at least three rallies in support of marriage equality and immigration reform and performed one gay marriage during their time at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Nearly 200 people marched from the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College all the way to City Hall Wednesday in an effort to inform the community about a student-led recall of four trustees in the wake of program discontinuance.
On March 3, 11 Long Beach City College students and two advisors took off from the Liberal Arts Campus and headed to Sacramento to join thousands of community college and university students for the 5th annual March in March protest where concerned students from across the state march in solidarity for 1.5 miles from Raley Field to the Capitol Building.