A Thousand People Protest Peacefully Across the Street of the Long Beach Police Department

31 May

About a thousand people, mostly people of color, with their signs, protested peacefully, police killings and particularly the killing of African-American George Floyd earlier in the week, on Sunday, May 31, near Chestnut Avenue and Broadway, across the street from the Long Beach Police Department.

About a thousand people, mostly people of color, protested generally police killings and particularly the killing of George Floyd earlier in the week, on Sunday, May 31, near Chestnut Avenue and Broadway, across the street from the Long Beach Police Department; Photo by Barry Saks

They chanted, “Black Likes Matter” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” and “Arrest the police.”

In a call, someone would say, “Say his Name” and the crowd responded with “George Floyd.”

Protest sign, Sunday,May 31; photo by Barry Saks

To watch a video shot earlier of the protesters chanting, click here, https://youtu.be/AuG4BkottqU.

Fencing surrounded the LBPD headquarters.

Overhead, a helicopter circled the crowd and much lower a drone circled south of Broadway on Chestnut Ave.

Meanwhile, later in the afternoon, in an Emergency Alert, the City of Long Beach declared a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Still later, in a Public Safety, the County of Los Angeles declared a curfew from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Protest sign, Sunday, May 31; photo by Barry Saks

2 Responses to “A Thousand People Protest Peacefully Across the Street of the Long Beach Police Department”

  1. Pat alviso at 11:51 pm #

    What a huge crowd. The news is all about looting and property loss, not the human lives lost. Thanks for the straightforward report Barry and stay safe. – Pat & Jeff

  2. Dennis Kortheuer at 11:10 am #

    So great that you are covering all these things for us Barry. Great turnout for Long Beach. With all the MSM slanted coverage of the demos around the country it is good to see a report like yours. keep up the good work.

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