Hundreds gathered outside Royce Hall on Thursday to protest police brutality at a demonstration organized by the Black Graduate Student Association at UCLA and Afrikan Student Union at UCLA. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Student leaders of two black student groups at UCLA co-hosted a demonstration in protest of police brutality on campus Thursday.
Hundreds of students, UCLA staff and Westwood community members gathered at Royce Hall, where student leaders spoke about their demands, then marched across campus to the UCPD’s UCLA headquarters.
Thousands marched the streets across the nation this past week in protest for Black Americans’ rights and against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd.
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Los Angeles County will not implement a countywide curfew Thursday night.
“Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer enforce a curfew,” said LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Twitter.
This post was updated June 4 at 2:25 a.m.
Editor’s note: This article refers to protesters by their first names because of safety concerns following online harassment on Twitter.
“No justice, no peace,” chanted hundreds of protesters in Westwood Monday afternoon.
The protesters gathered despite social media announcements that the protest had been canceled. They chanted “Black lives matter,” and “Don’t shoot,” on sidewalks near the Wilshire Federal Building in Westwood.
Despite the cancellation of the event, protesters gathered at the intersection of Veteran Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard to demonstrate against police brutality.
Los Angeles County officials gave houses of worship the green light to begin reopening last week.
On May 26, a day after the California Department of Public Health released statewide guidelines for reopening houses of worship, LA County officials amended its stay-at-home orders to immediately allow faith-based institutions to resume services with 25% of their building capacity, up to a maximum of 100 people.
Student government is calling on the state to remove the National Guard presence near UCLA after several troops were seen in Westwood on Sunday.
Student leaders — led by the Undergraduate Students Association Council and the USAC Office of the External Vice President — are requesting that California Gov.
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