Crime & Justice

More than 1,000 protesters demonstrate in Hollywood against police brutality

File: A flyer with a picture of Eric Garner is seen near where he was killed in an encounter with an NYPD officer in July on Aug. 22, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.
File: A flyer with a picture of Eric Garner is seen near where he was killed in an encounter with an NYPD officer in July on Aug. 22, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.
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Protesters gathered Saturday afternoon in Hollywood, with more than a thousand demonstrating against what they see as police brutality across the country, NBC L.A. reports. The protests came just hours after a knife-wielding man was shot and killed by police at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland.

News of the BlackOut Hollywood protest spread on social media. The protesters marched from Argyle Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard past the Chinese Theatre chanting "Hands up, can't breathe," NBC L.A. reports.

Organizers asked those attending the protest to wear all black clothing. The protest was already planned before the Friday night LAPD shooting, NBC L.A. reports, targeting recent police shootings in Ferguson and New York City.

Actor/rapper Tyrese was among those who joined the march.

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Tyrese with the marchers tweet

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