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A group of Black Lives Matter protesters briefly shut down the southbound 405 Freeway in Inglewood Wednesday afternoon.

The protest began shortly before 2 p.m. when nine people in three vehicles stopped near Century Boulevard and Manchester Avenue and blocked traffic by exiting their cars and spray paintings slogans on the road, the California Highway Patrol said.




The demonstrators scrawled on the freeway the names of African-American victims killed by law enforcement in recent years.




All protesters, four women, three men and two male juveniles, were arrested by Culver City CHP officers.

Traffic began moving again around 3:30 p.m. after authorities cleared the scene.

Spokesperson for the group Pete White said the disruption was was meant to remind the public of an ongoing issue.

"We would hope that your 20 to 30 minutes could be spent thinking about the crisis facing the black community," he said.

The demonstration was planned by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles for 12 p.m. near the Century Boulevard exit, according to a statement released by the group.

The statement read in part: "On one of the busiest travel days of the year, Black Lives Matter is calling for a halt on Christmas as usual in memorial of all of the loved ones we have lost and continue to lose this year to law enforcement violence without justice or recourse."

White said the group wants Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to be fired, the L.A. police commission to meetings to be moved to evenings so more people can attend, and is demanding the L.A. City Council to award reparations for victims of police brutality.

"We need to put a halt to sort of the holiday spirit because there's no holiday spirit in the black community," White added.

Protests by Black Lives Matter groups in places nationwide also took place, including the Minneapolis Mall of America and others were expected in San Francisco and New York.

Those arrested on the 405 Freeway were charged with vandalism and conspiracy to block the freeways.


http://abc7.com/news/black-lives-matter-protest-halts-traffic-on-405-freeway/1134125/

Because blocking commuters on their way to work and vandalizing the fucking freeway is the best way of combating police brutality against minorities it seems nowadays.

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These protesters seem to be getting desperate. But there are better ways to protest.
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"We would hope that your 20 to 30 minutes could be spent thinking about the crisis facing the black community," he said.

Who is he to dictate how and what people spend their time on. Maybe people would rather think of their loved ones then some shit they don't care about. "Crisis" what a joke.
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I read some where that black on black crime is at epidemic levels. Maybe clean up that problem first before involving the rest or us
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Usually with OP on bitching about Black Lives Matter. I usually don't see eye to eye with them on who they consider "victims." However, I'm going to take a stand for them, this time.

Sure, they committed crimes. However, they didn't commit any violent acts and they didn't start a riot that ended up physically or financially hurting people who have nothing to do with police.

On top of this, at least ONE of those demands is extremely well thought out and reasonable - changing the police commission meeting time to evening. You have no idea how much shady stuff the government (even, or especially, local governments) pull when no one is looking. I worked in a job in which I attended local government meetings regularly. They'll get away with whatever you let them. The more citizens who can attend, the better.

Yeah, they vandalized some pavement. Slap them on the wrist with community service, then turn around and shake their hands and thank them for caring enough about their community to take action in the form of a non-violent protest.
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Damn.. honestly I see BLM as black mage.. so excuse me.

Now they're taking the black mage acronym, will it ever end /sarcasm.
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These"protests" do nothing constructive to address the issue the only thing it accomplishes is turning people away. You don't garner support by messing with the very people that could potentially be sympathetic to your cause.

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These"protests" do nothing constructive to address the issue the only thing it accomplishes is turning people away. You don't garner support by messing with the very people that could potentially be sympathetic to your cause.



No.... and I never really said they did. however, at this point, I'm just grateful they aren't destroying property, looting, and threatening white lives.

Guess it is a matter of perspective.

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HolyDrumstick wrote: No.... and I never really said they did. however, at this point, I'm just grateful they aren't destroying property, looting, and threatening white lives.
yeah..

Black Lives Matter protesters harass students studying in Dartmouth University library- TomoNews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts6bk6J5C20

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HolyDrumstick wrote: No.... and I never really said they did. however, at this point, I'm just grateful they aren't destroying property, looting, and threatening white lives.
yeah..

Black Lives Matter protesters harass students studying in Dartmouth University library- TomoNews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts6bk6J5C20



Yey... currently the most talked about "racial equality" movement saying things such as "Fuck your white tears." MLK Jr. would be pleased /sarcasm.

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Oh, fuck, here we go again
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It's what happens when a group of people with an IQ of sqrt(-1) organize a movement.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


D4nc3Style wrote:


Usually with OP on bitching about Black Lives Matter. I usually don't see eye to eye with them on who they consider "victims." However, I'm going to take a stand for them, this time.

Sure, they committed crimes. However, they didn't commit any violent acts and they didn't start a riot that ended up physically or financially hurting people who have nothing to do with police.

On top of this, at least ONE of those demands is extremely well thought out and reasonable - changing the police commission meeting time to evening. You have no idea how much shady stuff the government (even, or especially, local governments) pull when no one is looking. I worked in a job in which I attended local government meetings regularly. They'll get away with whatever you let them. The more citizens who can attend, the better.

Yeah, they vandalized some pavement. Slap them on the wrist with community service, then turn around and shake their hands and thank them for caring enough about their community to take action in the form of a non-violent protest.



Blocking a whole freeway isn't smart. What if someone in an ambulance needed to get to the hospital and died? They'd be at fault, but they wouldn't take any blame, and if they were tried for it they'd scream "racism"

Their protests are't "peaceful" or helping them in anyway. They're going to pull this crap and people will be fed up, I wouldn't be surprised if people just start running them over, and fighting back against them.
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HolyDrumstick wrote: Yey... currently the most talked about "racial equality" movement saying things such as "Fuck your white tears." MLK Jr. would be pleased /sarcasm.
didn't have the picture but atleast where MLK jr was saying that the black people should stop blaming the white people for their problems.

found it! (okey maybe not the right one but close)

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Missed my other replies, I see. hehe
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