LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police brutality opponents marched in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of the annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.
A protest, which was organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, officials said.READ MORE: Suspect Joseph Jimenez Arrested In Corona Movie Theater Shooting Which Left Woman Dead, Man Wounded
Participants will then march at 2:30 p.m. north on Broadway, east on Temple Street, south on Judge John Aiso Street and west of First Street where it will end at 100 W. First St. in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area between 2 and 6 p.m., the LAPD said.READ MORE: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Pulls His Children Out Of Summer Camp Because Of No Mask Requirement
Wednesday’s event will be one of more than five dozen marches that are planned across the country.
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