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Los Angeles activists take to the streets again

Amanda Flores holds her brothers’ photo who was killed by police last November. Armed with a knife, Flores was shot multiple times from a distance after rushing towards police. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Activists gathered at the Newton Police Department in Los Angeles  yesterday to demand justice for Alex Flores, a 34-year-old Latino who was killed by police last November.

The activists want to shut down the Los Angeles Police Department and demanded Jackie Lacey, District Attorney of Los Angeles County  resign. In two decades nearly 900  were shot and killed by the LAPD and most were Black or Latino. After the killing of George Floyd such protests have sparked in Los Angeles County.

Activists marched from S Central Avenue to the police department and chanted, “If we don’t get it, shut it down. The racist system, shut it down and Who killed Alex? LAPD!”

 

Car with the protest sign “Wanted DA Jackie Lacey.” Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestor chants “Do not celebrate freedom until all of us are free”. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Young protestor joins the chant. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestors heading to the LAPD. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Car with the “RIP” protest sign. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Activist asks everyone to join the protest in front of the LAPD office. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Activist with a protest sign. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Activist shows his protest sign to drivers. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Activists march through S central Avenue. Photo by Talgat Almanov

 Families march together to shut the LAPD down. Photo by Talgat Almanov