This afternoon, June 2, 2020 the corner of Culver and Overland was the site of the fourth peaceful protest in three days in Culver City. Many people gathered with signs – and masks – to join the wave of national protests against police violence. The murder of George Floyd, who was suspected of passing a counterfeit twenty dollar bill, by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, has launched protests around the world against the murder of African Americans by cops who are rarely held accountable.
In Culver City, the protest began on Sunday with a gathering at Vets Park and a march to City Hall, circumventing a 4 pm curfew which had been announced so late that many were unaware that it had happened. The walk was problem free, with many passing cars honking in support.
On Monday, the call was for a sit-in, at the “Film Fountain’ in front of the Vets Building, and even more people came, calling out “Black Lives Matter” to the approval of those passing the intersection.
Today there were two separate protests, one led by Culver City High School students, who held an event in front of City Hall at noon, the protesters taking a knee for nine minutes, a reflection of Floyd’s murder. The second, again at the intersection of Culver and Overland, drew close to four hundred Culver City residents to chant “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.”
All of these protests were family friendly and coronavirus conscious, with strollers and baby slings as much in evidence as face masks and gloves.
Stay posted for news of more political action.