On Tuesday, thousands of people came down to Hollywood Boulevard to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It included a group of students who came down to the location.
Shortly, it turned into a massive march. It found its way through the city blocks stopping traffic around the town. It is based on the outrage of the people across the nation. Quickly, it became so big that it had to be split into two marches.
Even one of the two included several hundred people, and it went on to be a peaceful protest. One of those groups peacefully protested in Las Palmas while the other marched east on Hollywood Boulevard.
One group decided to change their route onto Sunset Boulevard and marched through Rite Aid which was looted on Monday night. But, this group made it clear that they don’t want any loot happening anywhere because they have descended to just make their points in a peaceful manner.
However, all the areas are being monitored under heavy police forces. The law enforcement overlooked the situation as the protest march continued to encircle blocks in the Hollywood area. They made it clear that they will be protesting all day and night as long as they are allowed.
Drivers supported the protesters from their vehicles. Moreover, rapper YG had planned, on Monday, to organize such a protest on Tuesday. He tweeted: “LA meet me. Hollywood Blvd & Vine tomorrow Tuesday 12 noon BLM – George Floyd. All positive vibes tomorrow. No looting!”
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LA meet me. Hollywood Blvd & Vine tomorrow Tuesday 12 noon
BLM – George Floyd
— 4HUNNID (@YG) June 2, 2020
But, by Tuesday, the rapper again tweeted to inform his fans and Black supporters that he had to cancel the planned protest as he was told that it isn’t safe and that people could get hurt or even shot.
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He canceled his plan tweeting, “I’m not trying to get any of my people hurt or shot so I’m gonna cancel today. But, we will come back bigger and better on the part of Black Lives Matter.”
However, it hit as a surprise as such a big protest happened at the same time at the same location. It wasn’t immediately clear if the protests were linked or coincidentally scheduled. As per LAPD, the march contained around 10,000 people.
A police helicopter flew over the city to overlook the situation and the police were lined-up in riot gear.
Traffic is stopped all ways now here on Hollywood and Vine. Cars honk in approval. @ladailynews pic.twitter.com/375p5gJ0CI
— pierce singgih (@piercesinggih) June 2, 2020