All Black Lives Matter March Protesting Police Brutality Draws Massive Crowds in Hollywood

Rebekah Sager
June 14, 2020 - 1:41 pm
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After much back and forth, the All Black Lives Matter march protesting police brutality is taking place today.

Crowds of supporters and people came out to participate in the march Sunday afternoon.

During the march, photos of President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star appeared on Twitter defaced with words like "BLM" "Facist!" and "Pig!' and what looked like glittery, purple spray paint. 

Chris Hall, with the Twitter handle @akaChallywood, tweeted the photo below Sunday afternoon: 

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Pride, which is organized by  Christopher Street West and LA Pride, announced they are handing over the June 14 march to B.L.A.C (Black LGBTQIA Advisory Board Council), an advisory board of activists and community leaders, according to NPR

"The initial announcement by CSW/LA Pride on June 3, “to peacefully assemble a protest in solidarity with the Black community […>” rankled Black activists and allies who labeled it insensitive and tone-deaf, disrespecting the Black community, especially LGBTQI+ people of color," according to an article reported by Los Angeles Blade.

The march will be on Sunday, June 14, at 11 a.m. and the California Department of Public Health suggests that all participants wear a face covering. The march will begin at Hollywood and Highland.

Earlier this month, an advisory board, made up of all Black LGBTQ+ leaders, was formed to move forward in organizing the All Black Lives Matter solidarity march in honor of Tony McDade, according to the All Black Lives Matter website.

"The protest is in direct response to the state-sanctioned violence against Black people, and the murders of #TonyMcDade, #GeorgeFloyd, #BreonnaTaylor, and #AhmaudArbery.," according to the All Black Lives Matter website.

According to the All Black Lives Matter website, "Out of recognition and respect to the years of work and action of Black LGBTQ+ leadership and community organizers, Christopher Street West and LA Pride will no longer co-organize the All Black Lives Matter march. However, they are in full support and stand unapologetically in solidarity with efforts to dismantle racial justice, systemic oppression, institutional barriers, police brutality and discrimination of all kinds."