Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Black Lives Matter Protesters in Inglewood Form Huge Peace Sign in Intersection (Watch)

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*Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Inglewood took their peaceful protests to a literal level on Sunday, as hundreds of participants got in formation to depict a huge peace sign in the middle of an intersection.

Arial shots captured the poignant image that took place on Manchester Ave. near Randy’s Donuts. The protesters ended up there after initially blocking the 405 Freeway at Manchester and being vacated by police, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Protests have taken place in cities across the country in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both shot and killed by police last week.

“We’re here tonight because several things have been transpiring in the news and a lot of times we just sit on social media and complain about it,” protester Angelo Valentin told CBSLA. “It’s time to step up and do some action.”

Inglewood mayor James Butts Jr. reportedly expected “a meeting of about 25 members of the Black Lives Matter group” — and was surprised to see 1,000 protesters turn up.

“We routed Forum traffic south on Prairie, east on Manchester and we determined that we would let them occupy the intersection to make their statement and have a peaceful resolution,” the mayor said, according to CBSLA.

View photos and videos of the peace sign below:

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