October 22nd Coalition protests police brutality in South LA

Oct22CoalitionAt the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson on Tuesday, protesters wearing hoodies in commemoration of Trayvon Martin drew honks from passing cars as they waved signs and chanted. Their message? That police brutality needs to end.

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has organized this “National Day of Protest” every Oct. 22 for the past 18 years. (It takes its name from the date of the first protest in 1996.)

The coalition aims to “give ground to the families, people who have lost loved ones by the hands of police,” said one protester.

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