Protesters again took to the streets across Los Angeles and around the country for a seventh day yesterday.
The protests have been an expression of grief and outrage over the killing of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The officer charged with his murder, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. In L.A., protesters are demanding justice for black people killed by police officers and calling for the reallocation of city resources away from the Los Angeles Police Department. The protests were largely peaceful across L.A. County on Tuesday, except for reports of police shooting rubber bullets at protestors in Hollywood. Several hundred protestors rallied in front of L.A. Mayor Garcetti's official residence in Hancock Park. Organizers with Black Lives Matter continued their calls for a "People's Budget" and some police officers took a knee with the protestors.