June 1, 2020: Last Week in Los Angeles

The last week of May 2020 in Los Angeles was reminiscent of the last week of April 1992. This monumental year continues.

Protests Begin Over Police Brutality

Source: The Sun

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by an officer of the Minneapolis police department while three others watched it and allowed it to happen. The event was caught on video. The final moments of Mr. Floyd’s life were spent pleading for his life to no avail. Protests began almost immediately all over the country. In Los Angeles, crowds gathered in downtown for peaceful, yet tense protests. By Friday, protesters moved from surface streets to the freeway. {Read More}

Los Angeles Businesses Reopen

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Earlier in the week, the Mayor of Los Angeles announced several businesses would be able to reopen by the weekend. Of course, that was before the events of the weekend to close out the week. {Read More}

Protests Take a Turn

Source: ABC

The protests over the weekend changed. Saturday, looting occurred at the Grove and surrounding areas. Sunday, things began with a tremendous, peaceful sit-in protest in Santa Monica. By Sunday afternoon, Santa Monica businesses were looted, protesters were struck by a police vehicle at Pershing Square, and a tense standoff was brewing in Long Beach. {Read More}

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