By: Alexander Oppenheimer, Crimson Chronicle Reporter
This past week there have been riots and protests all across the country but recently there were protests in our schools neighborhood right on Hollywood Blvd and around our school on sunset as well. Luckily, all of these protests were peaceful and no rioting or looting began. There were police watchers on top of buildings and hundreds of police officers in the streets to keep the protesters calm. For those who may not know, on May 25th, 2020 an unarmed black man was killed by Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Minneapolis. After years of having unarmed black Americans being killed by police officers and no one getting any justice or very little justice, the community has had it and felt it was time to really speak up and get their voices noticed. These peaceful protests have gone south in some instances though. Looting and rioting has broken out at some protests and many people have mixed feelings about this but it is getting the media’s attention and bringing attention to the main issue of black oppression in corrupt police forces.
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