Demonstrators marching against “Police brutality and police murder” marched through downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, creating traffic jams that brought vehicles to a halt.
Unconcerned about the effects of their actions, at 2 p.m. the protesters marched from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to LAPD headquarters at 100 W. 1st St. The event was supposed to conclude at 6 p.m.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the protest was the result of a Facebook event page push from the group Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
The group posted the statement: “Police brutality and police murder are daily occurrences in the U.S. Our resistance to mass incarceration and police terror must reverberate across the country and around the world.”
Organizers did have a permit; the rally was to commemorate the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a radical leftist organization which is funded by the George Soros Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation.