BLM Demonstration Planned Today for Santa Monica at San Vicente Boulevards

A Black Lives Matter protest, with a bit of an entertainment angle, is scheduled for the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards this evening.

The event, promoted in a post that says “No Justice No Peace F-ck LASD” is supposed to take place at 6:30 p.m.  “Dance for Black lives,” says the promotional material, which notes that there will be dancing, a DJ, and “libations.”

The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station will be closing down streets in the area as necessary.

The protest is the latest in a series that have taken place across the country since the death in Minneapolis on May 25 of George Floyd, who died after an arresting officer kneeled on his neck after handcuffing him.

A number of recent  incidents in Los Angeles County involving the deaths of or serious injury to people of color shot by Sheriff’s deputies have brought the issue of police brutality to boil again here. They include Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old Salvadoran-American who was shot in the back and killed on June 18 by a police officer as he ran away from two deputies and into an alley, and and Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man who died after Sheriff’s deputies fired 19 bullets at him. The deputies stopped Kizzee for riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the street and alleged that he pulled a gun on them, an allegation that has been disputed.

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WeholdTheseTruths
WeholdTheseTruths
1 month ago

The city needs a plan in place to protect Weho from the riots after the election.

Joshua88
Joshua88
1 month ago

Let’s hope the Trump supporters can keep their cool.

Peter
Peter
1 month ago

Very Good, I support it

Woody McBreairty
Woody McBreairty
1 month ago

I think it’s important to support law enforcement for obvious reasons. But there are “good cops” & “bad cops” & there are too many on the forces who are “bad cops” & should not be in the profession. Some of the killings of young black men are heart wrenching, & for no good reason. Not only the examples listed here, but for riding a bike without a reflector. And for wearing a mask in public on the sidewalk, in this case, the recording of the conversation between the cop & the victim makes you want to cry. Sometimes I think… Read more »

WeholdTheseTruths
WeholdTheseTruths
1 month ago

They must have no conscience? Try being a police officer for an hour. You might show some gratitude for their hard work and sacrifice.

Last edited 1 month ago by WeholdTheseTruths
Joshua88
Joshua88
1 month ago

Nobody appears to deny their hard work and/or sacrifice. What we all object to (most of us, anyway), is the wanton disregard for Black bodies – the instinct for escalation, and the systemic racism in policing and these good ole United States.