LOS ANGELES (CNS)  —  As many as 200 protesters staged a rallied in Los Angeles Saturday to raise awareness of criminal justice bias, income inequality and unjust immigration laws.

The rally was organized by members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California; and the Black Brown Clergy Committee and Black Jewish Justice Alliance of the group Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-LA).

The rally coincided with the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this day in 1968.

Participants gathered at 3 p.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway and marched north to Sixth Street where they turned toward San Pedro Street for a brief demonstration on Skid Row.

From there, they were to march to Los Angeles Police Department headquarters at 100 W. First St., where at least a dozen extra officers were deployed as a precaution.

The watch commander at the LAPD’s Central Station said the march was proceeding peacefully, with about 150-200 participants “voicing their free speech rights.”

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