Anti-police brutality protests continued in Los Angeles and across the country over the weekend. Demonstrators are demanding justice for black Americans killed by police officers, as well as asking officials to defund the L.A. Police Department.
On Saturday, protestors blocked the intersection of Hollywood and Vine this afternoon, later marching down Sunset. And more than a hundred protesters gathered this morning at City Hall and Grand Park. In what some are calling the largest protest in L.A. so far, demonstrators in Hollywood gathered Sunday at 4 p.m. to march against systemic racism and police brutality. The march was organized by Black Lives Matter-L.A., Build Power and the rapper YG. Reporters at the scene reported that the vibe of the protest was positive, and that there was no police presence except for helicopters overhead. Those at the event noted how the spirit of L.A. protests had evolved and changed since they began last week. As the peaceful protests continue, it’s been announced that the National Guard will pull out of the Los Angeles area. In a statement, Garcetti said that the National Guardsmen and women will leave L.A. Sunday night, although a few will remain nearby until June 10.
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