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Southern California demonstrators join in car processions for George Floyd memorial service

Processions of cars are starting from various locations across Southern California Monday morning, June 8, and heading toward downtown Los Angeles for a mass memorial service for George Floyd.

The lines of cars, each lead by a hearse, will be leaving from South Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana and Reseda.

The event, organized by Black Lives Matter and clergy members, will culminate in downtown at 1st Street and Broadway, where a rally and service is set for noon.

On top of honoring Floyd, organizers of the event will also demand justice for others killed in confrontations with law enforcement.

The Southern California event will happen on the same day as the memorial for Floyd in his hometown of Houston, Texas. A funeral for the 46-year-old is set for Tuesday, June 9.

A surge of protests and demonstrations – some violent and destructive – have swept across the country since video emerged of a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes. He died shortly after the Memorial Day incident.

The officer, along with three others, have been charged in Floyd’s death.

The processions were to start:

  • Leimert Park: W. 43rd Pl. & Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles at 9 a.m.
  • Reseda Church of Christ: 7806 Reseda Blvd. at 8 a.m.
  • Long Beach: CSULB Pyramid at 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach at 8 a.m.
  • Orange County: 550 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana, at 8 a.m.

Source: Orange County Register

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