Civil Rights Leaders, Clergy, Activists and Members Of The Neighborhood Collect In Leimert Park To Mark Anniversary Of George Floyd’s Demise

LEIMERT PARK (CBSLA) – Civil rights activists, clergymen and parishioners kneeled for nine minutes 29 seconds Tuesday to commemorate the year-long anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

Local clergy said Floyd’s murder caused communities everywhere to take a closer look at what was going on in their towns.

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“When I look through the South LA countryside and see African American men being shot at alarming rates, we have to rely on the principles that black lives really matter,” said Robert Sausedo, President and CEO of Community Build. said the assembled crowd.

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Activists and supporters gathered in downtown LA on Tuesday morning to mark the day. They were delighted, if solemn, with the solidarity as they remembered Floyd and the other black lives lost last year.

While some leaders and activists believe that progress has been made in Los Angeles since Floyd’s death, such as the reallocation of part of the school police budget through LAUSD and the city’s move to allocate more resources to fight racial injustice, most agree that much more work is required to achieve real systemic change.

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“What I’m going to tell you is the conversations and the change in the way we police work and involve the heart of the community in this conversation is happening in a very real way. And I believe in the coming weeks, not the coming months, but in the coming weeks we will see some of these manifestations, ”Sausedo told the crowd in Liemert Park.

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