As many as 20,000 demonstrators were expected to participate in a “Millions March for First Amendment Rights,” in what social media posts declared a peaceful protest against alleged police brutality in L.A., Ferguson and New York. It was one of several marches to take place Saturday in major American cities.
There were more protests against police brutality in Hollywood on Saturday night, including the Friday night shooting death of an assault suspect.
Witnesses said the people who were struck were taking part in a protest against police brutality.
A group of young locals gathered Tuesday to address the issue of use of force from police.
Activists marched in the hundreds on the streets of South L.A. Thursday to protest what they are calling the unjust police shootings of unarmed black men across the nation.
Community members rallied Saturday against law enforcement brutality to commemorate the two-year anniversary of two men killed by Anaheim police.
Former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli was acquitted last week of involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force in death of Kelly Thomas.
An excessive force investigation was underway Wednesday after a confrontation between Long Beach police officers and a man was caught on tape.