Sunset BSU moves community to peaceful demonstration march

by Andrew Bitans, CMN contributor

Today’s BSU Sunset march. Today’s march to honor the lives of African Americans that have been needlessly lost to police violence was well supported by our community.

Sunset Black Student Union organized a community march.

Quite a large turnout, probably around 2000 people. It started raining shortly before we left the high school and ultimately dumped buckets for at least an hour. This did not deter most people.

Sunset Black Student Union organized a community march.

We obeyed crosswalks and traffic signals and stayed on the sidewalks. This lead to the formation of countless mini-marches, clusters of 50-100 people spread all along the route.

Sunset Black Student Union organized a community march.

There was a LOT of support coming from vehicles that were driving by and I think it really helped us to ignore the rain, and the fact we were soaking wet. Thank you to anyone who expressed support along the way!

Ackerly Cedar Mill

Lastly, thank you and my sincerest gratitude to the students and adult volunteers that put this together.

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