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Protesters march to defund Los Angeles Police Department

Protestors walk towards Hall of Justice in Downtown, Los Angeles. Photo by Talgat Almanov

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter hundreds of activists gathered at Mariachi Plaza, in Downtown Los Angeles  yesterday.  The demonstration was organized by Roosevelt High School alumni who in turn called for justice and equal rights.

The main message of the demonstration was to destroy systematic racism in the U.S and defund the police. They also called to refund education and criticized L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey.  The demonstrators marched from Mariachi Plaza to Hall of Justice.  

They chanted, “Lacey  has got to go”, “No justice no peace, No racist police” and encouraged everyone to join the march. 

Protestor prepares for the march. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Roosevelt High School alumni leads other protestors chanting “Defund the Police.”Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestors chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police.”Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestor gives an interview staying 6 feet away from a journalist. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestors walk through the highway towards Downtown. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestor holds a “Prosecute killer cops” sign. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protester holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestor leads others chanting “Why can’t we matter? Photo by Talgat Almanov

Roosevelt High School alumni call to join the march and thank their sponsors and supporters. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestor listens to Roosevelt High School alumni speak. Photo by Talgat Almanov

Protestors dressed in traditional indigenous clothing. Photo by Talgat Almanov