Posts Tagged ‘DTLA’

Pictures of Brother Africa’s 1 year Death Anniversary Demonstration

March 10, 2016

On March 1st, L.A. CAN, the Skid Row community and the Black Lives Matter movement gather at the LAPD headquarters to take our message to the police commission that we demanded justice in the name of Brother Africa and that the officers be prosecuted, which LAPD has stated that the officers didn’t do anything wrong by killing our brother even when the video of his death went viral and showed that he posed no threat to the officers.
After some members came out of that police commission, we took the streets and peacefully march to the site where he was gun down to remember his spirit.

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Remembering Brother Africa

March 1, 2016

Today is the 1 year death anniversary of Charly Keunang, better known to the world as Brother Africa, the homeless man whose death at the hands of LAPD was caught on video and went viral.

Today members of Los Angeles Community Action Network, Stop LAPD Spying, Black Lives Matter L.A. and the Skid Row Community gather at the steps of LAPD Headquarters that they “#CantKillAfrica!”

We have not forgotten that the LAPD let the officers who killed Brother Africa free withouth any charges file against them. We have not forgotten that one of the witnesses of Brother Africa is Trishawn Carey and continues to be in jail. Let’s get one thing clear here. Trishawn Carey is a political prisoner. #FreeTrishawn!

Here is footage of today’s demonstration. First is a great theatre play done by the amazing Suzette.

Here is video I took of today’s powerful peaceful demonstration.

 

These are articles from last year if people want to read how Brother Africa’s death took the nation by surprise.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-on-skid-row-empathy-for-homeless-man-fatally-shot-20150302-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0308-lapd-protest-20150308-story.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/us/los-angeles-police-shooting/

I highly recommend people reading this great article, which one will get a better picture of who Brother Africa was.

http://www.gq.com/story/skid-row-police-shooting-charly-keunang

Last Pictures Of The 6th Street Bridge

February 6, 2016

These are the last pictures I took of the historical 6th Street Bridge.
As an amateur photographer, I took several pics and didn’t know which ones to delete so here they are. Apologize for the repetitive ones. I’ve learn that in photography one sec makes a huge difference so what may appear as the same picture to some, to others can make a big difference.
Hope u enjoy some of these pics.

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LAPD Arrest Young Womyn During 6th Street Bridge Farewell

January 27, 2016

Here is the video from last night’s peaceful gathering before the cops arrived and had to ruined it.

6th Street Bridge Farewell Turns Chaotic As Cops Disrupt The Peace (Pictures)

January 27, 2016

What was supposed to be a last farewell to the iconic and famous 6th Street Bridge turned chaotic as the cops arrived to disrupt a peaceful and cultural event filled with lowriders and people wanting to drive one last time on the 6th Street Bridge and Photographers taking pictures of the event and the beautiful landscape.

The cops also got out of hand when they arrested a young womyn who clearly wasn’t resisting arrest or causing any problems. I uploaded a YouTube that shows how the cop went after her and brought her down. Pictures below show her being taking away.

It is sad that cops couldn’t see the importance of this beautiful peaceful gathering. Now, the 6th Street Bridge will have this moment as it’s last moment before they demolish it and build a new one.

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